White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies


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!


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.

Want to see how easy this cookie recipe is? Watch the video!


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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

4.75 from 24 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


  • 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)*


  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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  • Stef N.: When you flatten the cookies before oven time, do you level them with the baking sheet or just flatten the top a little? December 2, 2018 at 2:17pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You can flatten with you hand or a greased/floured cup. December 2, 2018 at 3:23pm Reply

  • Thuy: Can you make the cookies ahead of time and decorate another day? Say 1 or 2 days after? If so, how should we store the cookies after they are baked? November 29, 2018 at 9:35am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes definitely. They should keep well for about 4 days at room temp in an airtight container, or 1 week refrigerated or 1 month frozen. December 6, 2018 at 12:35am Reply

  • Jackie baginski: These are so wonderful, I don’t know why I wait til Christmas to make them! November 28, 2018 at 6:06pm Reply

  • Deb Forslund: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these cookies! Not only are they delicious (my son-in-law said it was the best cookie he ever ate!),they are sooo beautiful! I am making them again this year for my Sister’s Cookie Exchange. November 28, 2018 at 6:04pm Reply

  • Sera: I want to make these cookies for Christmas! They look so good :). How long can I refrigerate the dough for? Ideally I’d like to do it at least 3 days before baking them, but at minimum I think I need to do it 1 day ahead of time. November 27, 2018 at 10:35pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You should be fine to chill 2 or 3 days in advance then let it rest at room temperature for a bit since it will likely be really cold and firm. December 6, 2018 at 12:44am Reply

  • Sandy: No oven temperature is given. November 23, 2018 at 9:08am Reply

    • Jaclyn: It’s listed there in step 3. It’s just not added at the beginning since the dough is chilled 1 hour, no need to have the oven heating all that time :). November 27, 2018 at 6:08pm Reply

  • Steph: These cookies are so good! Perfect recipe! November 20, 2018 at 12:54pm Reply

  • HEATHER: These cookies taste great and look great too! I want to make a large quantity for my sister in laws wedding. Can I make them ahead of time and then freeze them? November 19, 2018 at 7:37am Reply

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