White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies

12.03.2014

These White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies are the best ginger cookies around! They’ll quickly become a new favorite holiday cookie!

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Let the holiday baking begin and let these cookies be at the top of that holiday baking list! These cookies will simply tantalize to your taste buds because they are anything but boring.

These White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies are oh so dreamy!

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They are loaded with gingery goodness which is deliciously complimented by all the other spices and the molasses just give them such a tremendous depth of flavor that you just don’t find in nearly any other cookie.

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Then that perfectly luscious white chocolate coating adds just the right amount of mellow flavor and tone of sweetness which it really just balances it all out.

These cookies are more on the soft and chewy side with those nicely crisp edges, which is the way I prefer them, but if you’d like more of a crisp throughout ginger cookie just bake them a few minutes longer than listed.

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Whether you were asked to bring a dessert to a party or if you are looking for that perfect treat to make for your friends and neighbors I highly highly recommend making these to share!

Luckily this makes a fairly large batch of cookies so you’ll have plenty to test out yourself before taking them.

Plan on sharing half and keeping half home for yourself because you simply just won’t have it in you to give them all away :).

Happy baking!

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White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies

4.69 from 19 votes

These White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies are perfect for Christmas entertaining

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cookies, ginger cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 30 Cookies
Calories: 221 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 1/2 cup + 3 Tbsp granulated sugar , divided
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups white chocolate chips
  • 3 Tbsp shortening
  • Red and green candy melts (or tinted royal icing)*

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg for 20 seconds, set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar until well blended.
  3. Mix in egg, then blend in molasses and vanilla. With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until combined. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees during last 10 minutes of chilling.
  4. Scoop dough out about 1 1/2 Tbsp at a time, shape into balls then roll in remaining 3 Tbsp granulated sugar.
  5. Transfer to Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheets, spacing cookies 2 inches apart (keep dough chilled that is not currently baking), flatten tops just slightly (to evenly level). Bake in preheated oven 8 - 10 minutes.
  6. Cool on baking sheet several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. In a microwave safe bowl, melt 1 cup white chocolate chips with 1 Tbsp shortening at a time in microwave on HIGH power in 10 second intervals, stirring between intervals, until melted, smooth and fairly runny (I did batches of it because it will cool as your dipping, plus its easy to burn so you don't want to work with too much of it at a time.
  8. Then once you've used it up melt more, you may not need all 3 cups). Dip half of each cookie in melted white chocolate mixture then run bottom of cookie slightly along edge of bowl to remove excess, then return to Silpat or parchment paper to set at room temperature.
  9. If doing the holly decoration, melt candy melts according to directions on package (I worked in small batches because it sets quickly, maybe 9 chips at a time, plus you won't need much). Pour into a piping bags fitted with a #4 tip and pipe decorations. Allow to set a room temperature.
  10. *You can also use the holly sprinkles that some grocery stores and craft stores carry around the holidays.

  11. Recipe source: cookie adapted from Allrecipes
Nutrition Facts
White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 221 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 102mg 4%
Potassium 112mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Sugars 19g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 3.1%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 4.9%
Iron 3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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139 comments

  • Jacqui: Do you know if these would work being rolled out and cut. Planning on getting a roller with adorable cutouts and think this recipe would be great! Also does the icing set hard like almond bark and coverture chocolate m, to be able to set on each other for distribution? Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to try! November 7, 2018 at 3:42pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: These won’t hold a great shape, for that I’d stick with more a shortbread or sugar cookie without much baking powder or baking soda. And yes the white chocolate will set hard. Hope you do get a chance to try them! November 9, 2018 at 2:26pm Reply

  • 21 Amazing Christmas Party Ideas for Kids – Dads Bible: […] These cookies are simply a perfect way to provide the adults at the party a little bit a tasty joy whilst they watch their children having fun. You can get the full Ginger Cookie recipes right here. […] October 26, 2018 at 1:22pm Reply

  • Viniscookbook: I would like to try at my home. Thank u so much for this beautiful recipe. May 15, 2018 at 12:09am Reply

  • sara: Wow, Jaclyn
    I loved the icing, in fact, that is what caught my attention at first. After baking…yumm…that they taste great too!!It is perfect mixture of flavors. Loved it. Is there anything I can use for icing other than white chocolate? Please suggest. May 7, 2018 at 8:33am Reply

  • Lori Payne: Why December 24, 2017 at 5:01pm Reply

  • Jenn: This is my second Christmas making these cookies. I always make a several different types but these are always the favorite. Thank you for this recipe! December 23, 2017 at 1:00pm Reply

  • Jaye: What was the icing you decorated with Betty Crocker cookies icing, I tried to make some icing but it was nothing looking a sign good as yours. December 22, 2017 at 7:04pm Reply

  • Wendy: The most delicious and tasty holiday treat! Such a huge favourite and friends just raved about them! Make them every year now! Love these! December 21, 2017 at 1:52pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you love them Wendy! December 21, 2017 at 3:56pm Reply

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