Category: Cookies

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

You’ll enjoy chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons! Easy to make, with chocolate bottoms and drizzle, they’re a delicious chewy treat for eating and gift giving!You'll enjoy chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons! Easy to make, with chocolate bottoms and drizzle, they're a delicious chewy treat for eating and gift giving!

The holidays are coming… the holidays are coming! Hope that fact doesn’t stress anyone out! This is the time of year I begin planning out the goodies I will make for my family and friends during the holiday season. Do you plan your Christmas goodies, too?

My list this year will include these easy and delicious Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons!

I really like the slightly crisp outside on these wonderful, sweet cookies. The inside is chewy coconut and tastes amazing. The taste of these chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons is complemented by dipping the bottoms of each treat in melted chocolate, then drizzling some on top. Yum!

If you like coconut and chocolate, you’re gonna love these chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons! They are very easy to make, and taste great any time of the year.

I tend to make these yummy treats each December for the holidays. They are easy to plate up, and are fun to give to friends and neighbors for Christmas. There’s a lot of love shown to those you care for, when you give them a homemade food gift!

Chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons, ready to eat, on a Christmas plate.

The chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons are full of flavor! Go ahead… grab one. There’s enough to share! The recipe makes 2 dozen, so I saved you one. Yum.

Chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons, on a Christmas plate, ready to eat!

These chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons are a great treat to add to your homemade food gift list to bless family or friends with over the holidays, or ANY TIME during the year.

The recipe makes approximately 2 dozen of these beautiful macaroons, and they are pretty simple to make. The coconut cookie mixture is mixed, formed into balls, then baked. Once done, the bottoms are coated with chocolate, then chocolate is drizzled over the tops. EASY!

I hope you will give them a try! They’re fun to make them during the holidays, but since when do we need a special holiday to eat a great cookie, right? I really hope you enjoy these delicious macaroons!

Looking For More Christmas Goodies To Make?

You can find all my desserts in the Recipe Index at the top of the page.  Some of our favorite holiday goodies to eat (and give to others) include:

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Recipe Source: http://www.bakerita.com/black-bottomed-coconut-macaroons/

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons
Prep Time
50 mins
Cook Time
13 mins
Total Time
1 hr 3 mins
 
You'll enjoy chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons! Easy to make, with chocolate bottoms and drizzle, they're a delicious chewy treat for eating and gift giving!
Category: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: macaroons
Servings: 24
Calories Per Serving: 184 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For cookies
  • 5 cups shredded , sweetened coconut (20 oz.)
  • 6 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
For chocolate base and drizzle
  • 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable shortening
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, place the egg whites, sugar, salt, vanilla and almond extract. Whisk these ingredients together until they are fully incorporated; mixture will be a bit foamy. Add the coconut to the egg mixture, and stir until well combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap; refrigerate for approximately 30 minutes. This mixture will thicken.

  2. While mixture is refrigerating, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Make sure your oven racks are set in the middle and lower positions. Place parchment paper on the bottoms of two large baking sheets. Spray the parchment paper with a non-stick spray or grease the paper.

  3. With wet (clean) hands, roll 1 Tablespoonful of the macaroon mixture into a round ball. (You can also use a cookie scoop if desired, but find it easier to use my hands). Place each of the "dough" balls onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them 1 inch apart. You should have approximately 24 macaroons.
  4. Bake macaroons at 375 degrees for 13-15 minutes. Halfway through baking time, rotate baking sheets (from one rack to the other for even baking). When done, the macaroons should be light golden brown on top. Remove from oven. Keep macaroons on the baking sheets while they cool, for about an hour. They need to be completely cooled before removing from baking sheets or dipping in chocolate glaze. Once macaroons have completely cooled, lay a clean piece of parchment paper on counter, then make the chocolate glaze.

  5. To make glaze: Melt the semi-sweet chocolate and 1 Tablespoon shortening in a microwave. Cook on high for 45 seconds. Stir, then continue to cook in 30 second increments, stirring after each increment, until chocolate is smooth. Be careful not to overcook and burn the chocolate.
  6. Carefully (macaroons are delicate) dip the bottom of each macaroon into the melted chocolate (just enough to cover), then place macaroon on clean parchment paper to let chocolate harden. Repeat with remaining macaroons. Use remaining chocolate to decoratively drizzle over tops of macaroons.

  7. Let macaroons cool, at room temperature, until the chocolate is completely "set". This will take about 30-45 minutes. Keep macaroons stored in an air-tight container for best results! Hope you enjoy them!

Recipe Notes

Note: If you do not want to use vegetable shortening when you make the chocolate glaze, simply omit it, and proceed per instructions. I use it, because I it thins out the chocolate slightly, and makes the chocolate a bit shinier, but choose your own preference!

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons
Amount Per Serving (1 macaroon)
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Sodium 123mg5%
Potassium 132mg4%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Date Roll Cookies

Date roll cookies are sweet, soft and chewy slice and bake cookies, featuring a simple rolled cookie dough with a cooked date and pecan filling.Date roll cookies are sweet, soft and chewy slice and bake cookies, featuring a simple rolled cookie dough with a cooked date and pecan filling.
My Mother-In-Law Elsie made these delicious, soft and chewy Date Roll Cookies all the time, and in her memory I decided to make them and post the recipe!

She always made them for her family, and she made them for her friends! Elsie traditionally made her date roll cookies for us at Christmas, and mailed them from whatever state she lived in at the time. These cookies are THE cookie I will always associate with her.  When I see them or the recipe, I cannot help but think of Elsie.

She’s been in heaven for a couple of years now, but I still make these date roll cookies occasionally (usually at Christmas time, in her honor). They are soft, chewy and delicious… and my husband and I love them. I hope you will, also!

Date Roll Cookies Are Easy To Prepare

A simple cookie dough is made and rolled out. A date and nut filling is cooked, then spread over the dough, and then it is rolled into log shapes. The dough logs for the date roll cookies are refrigerated until really firm, then the cookies are sliced and baked!

The date roll cookies are very easy to make… the length of time specified in the recipe below is inclusive of “chilling the dough” time. I usually make the dough in the morning, and come back to it later in the day to slice and bake. No big deal.

The date roll cookies are baked, and ready to eat!

I hope you will consider making these delicious date roll cookies. They are easy to make, and are really delicious, soft and chewy!

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Author's signatureRecipe Source: My mother-in-law (don’t have a clue where she got the recipe years ago)

Date Roll Cookies
Prep Time
2 hrs
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins
 
Date roll cookies are sweet, soft and chewy slice and bake cookies, featuring a simple rolled cookie dough with a cooked date and pecan filling.
Category: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: date roll cookies
Servings: 36 cookies (approx.)
Calories Per Serving: 215 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For the cookie dough:
  • 1 cup butter , melted, cooled to room temp
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 eggs , beaten slightly
For the filling:
  • 1 pound dates , chopped
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Instructions
  1. To prepare the filling: In a medium saucepan on medium-low heat, cook the filling ingredients until soft and thick (the dates will break down as you cook). Stir the mixture constantly as you cook, so the filling won't burn. Remove from heat, but keep the mixture "warm" until ready to spread onto dough.
  2. To prepare the cookie dough: In a large bowl, mix the eggs with the melted, room temperature butter. Add the dry ingredients; mix well to combine thoroughly. Divide the dough in half. On a lightly floured work surface, roll each half of the dough (one at a time) into a rectangle. Dough should be about 1/4 inch thick. Your dough will end up being 6-7 inches wide, as well. Shape into a distinct rectangle, using your fingers to shape the dough.

  3. Spread half of the warm (not hot!) date filling over the entire surface of the dough. Roll the dough up tightly starting from the long side of the dough. Once rolled into a log shape, carefully place the roll onto a baking sheet. Repeat process with other half of dough. Cover the two rolls with saran wrap or foil, and chill them in the refrigerator for an hour and a half. (At this point, if you want to save one of the rolls of dough for another time, simply wrap it in saran and foil; place back in refrigerator (will last for a couple weeks) or freezer (longer storage). This dough freezes well)

  4. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice the dough roll into thin slices (1/4 - 1/2 inch). Place slices 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Don't overbake. When done, carefully remove baking sheet to a wire rack. Let cookies cool for 5 minutes, then remove from pan to the wire rack. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

**The long prep times included chilling the dough time.These only take a few minutes to make once dough is chilled.
Make as many or as few of these delicious cookies as you wish. If you want to make a few at a time, cut as many slices as you want; put the rest of the dough back in freezer or refrigerator. If freezing the dough, remember to thaw completely before baking, but slice dough while partially frozen for best results.

Nutrition Facts
Date Roll Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 179mg8%
Potassium 127mg4%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Skinny Chunky Monkey Cookies

Skinny Chunky Monkey Cookies are easy to make, low calorie baked treats with oats, applesauce, peanut butter, bananas and cocoa powder.Skinny Chunky Monkey Cookies are easy to make, low calorie baked treats with oats, applesauce, peanut butter, bananas and cocoa powder.

I found an interesting recipe online for Skinny Chunky Monkey Cookies. The recipe contains no butter, no sugar, no flour, and no oil. Hmmm… it sounded interesting, so I decided to check it out. I figured it was about time for me to make something that was low on sugar intake, and relatively “healthy”.

These little skinny chunky monkey cookies fit the bill for a nice, “not too sweet”, flavorful bites of goodness! Ripe bananas provide all the sweetness for these low calorie treats!

These “completely easy to make” cookies can also be eaten as a tasty breakfast cookie. This is because they are made from oats, bananas, unsweetened applesauce, cocoa powder and a bit of peanut butter. The recipe made 18 small cookies, and they were pretty tasty!

How To Make Skinny Chunky Monkey Cookies

First you mash up some really ripe bananas in a large bowl. Once that’s done, it’s time to add the rest of the ingredients. Stir all of this together until the ingredients are fully blended. See how EASY this is?

Bananas, oats, cocoa, peanut butter, applesauce & vanilla are mixed together.

This is what the cookie batter will look like after mixing it up. Once it’s fully mixed, let the batter “rest” for for about 15 minutes. Preheat your oven to 350°F while the cookie batter is “resting”.

The batter for the skinny chunky monkey cookies is mixed, and ready to bake.

Time To Bake These Cookies!

By now your oven should be preheated to 350°F . Drop the batter by Tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet, leaving space between each dollop. Bake the skinny chunky monkey cookies for about 10-12 minutes.

All the cookie batter is dropped by spoonfuls onto a baking sheet.

Ready To Serve/Eat The Cookies

Once the cookies are finished baking, remove the cookie sheet from the oven. Let the cookies sit for a minute, and then transfer them with a spatula to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Grab a cookie after it has completely cooled (they taste best at room temp!), and enjoy!

Skinny Chunky Monkey Cookies cooling on a wire rack before they are eaten.

I hope you will give this recipe a try. They would be a great addition to a child’s lunchbox (especially since they are not packed full of sugar)!  Sure hope you enjoy these simple skinny chunky monkey cookies. Have a great day!

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Author's signatureRecipe Source: http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2012/05/skinny-chunky-monkey-cookies-recipe.html

Skinny Chunky Monkey Cookies
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Skinny Chunky Monkey Cookies are easy to make, low calorie baked treats with oats, applesauce, peanut butter, bananas and cocoa powder.

Category: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chunky monkey cookies
Servings: 18
Calories Per Serving: 77 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 3 ripe bananas , mashed
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (I used crunchy, but either will work just fine)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mash bananas in medium sized bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients to the mashed bananas. Mix well to combine. Let batter rest for 15 minutes.

  3. Drop by Tablespoonfuls onto a ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove cookies to a wire rack when done. Let cool to room temp before serving (they taste better that way!) Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Skinny Chunky Monkey Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 77 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 17mg1%
Potassium 147mg4%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Orange Meringue Kisses

Light, airy and crisp, these chocolate dipped Orange Meringue Kisses are a fancy “cookie” you will enjoy! Easy prep, and a long, low temp. bake time.Light, airy and crisp, these chocolate dipped Orange Meringue Kisses are a fancy "cookie" you will enjoy! Easy prep, and a long, low temp. bake time.

Today I am sharing a delicious recipe I found online a few years ago for Orange Meringue Kisses (from Saveur Magazine). These light meringues with a hint of orange are fantastic!

Do you like to eat meringues? I do. There’s something about a “light as air cookie” with a crunchy exterior that I find quite lovely! The original recipe called for sandwiching two of the meringues together with a “glue” of white chocolate, but I decided to let them stand on their own as a single meringue.

I fancied them up a bit by dipping the bottoms of the meringue in a semi-sweet chocolate mixture. Once that hardened, I drizzled then with more chocolate (semi-sweet and white). Chocolate and orange is a favorite flavor combination of mine, and this pairing proved to be no exception. Delicious!

Make Orange Meringue Kisses With A Few Ingredients

With only a few very basic ingredients, you can make these delicious orange meringues in no time at all. They are very easy to make!

The majority of the time needed to make these crispy light cookies is simply letting them cook slowly in the oven. While they’re cooking on a really low temp, you can relax, or work on other projects. How easy is that?

 Meringues Bake And Then Are Decorated With Chocolate

Here is a photo of what the orange meringue kisses looked like straight out of the oven. They are ready to eat as soon as they cool, but I like to embellish them! Nothing too fancy, but now we will fancy them up a bit!

The orange meringue kisses are piped onto baking sheet and baked slowly.

First, “paint” the bottoms of the meringues with melted chocolate. Let them dry, then dip half of the meringue in chocolate. Place the “painted” meringues on wax paper to let the chocolate firm up.

Semi-sweet chocolate AND white chocolate chips were to used to drizzle on the orange meringue kisses.

Orange meringue kisses are dipped in chocolate after baking.

Once the semi-sweet chocolate hardens, drizzle a bit of melted white chocolate over the tops. I even experimented with the shapes of the meringues (as you can see in this photo).

Once the chocolate firms up and hardens, the meringue cookies are ready to enjoy! You will be surprised how light, airy, and crunchy they are!

The meringues are dipped in chocolate and drizzled with more chocolate.

I really hope you will enjoy making AND eating these crunchy orange and chocolate flavored meringues. Remember to keep them in an airtight container, to ensure maximum crispness! Sure hope you enjoy them! Have a great day.

If you enjoy these treats, be sure to check out my recipe for Raspberry Chocolate Meringues! They are absolutely delicious, too! You can find ALL of my dessert recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page.

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Author's signatureRecipe Adapted From: http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/White-Chocolate-and-Orange-Meringues

Orange Meringue Kisses
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 15 mins
 

Light, airy and crisp, these chocolate dipped Orange Meringue Kisses are a fancy "cookie" you will enjoy! Easy prep, and a long, low temp. bake time.

Category: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orange meringue kisses
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories Per Serving: 53 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Meringues:
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons orange extract
  • 10 drops yellow food coloring
  • 2 drops red food coloring
For Garnish:
  • 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips , melted
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable shortening (melted, with the chocolate chips)
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips , melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, place the sugar and the egg whites. Whisk this mixture in the bowl, over a saucepan of simmering water. Be careful not to get any water into the bowl. Continue stirring until the mixture reaches 140 degrees on an instant read thermometer. Once the mixture reaches correct temp., remove the bowl from the pan.
  3. Beat the egg white/sugar mixture with a hand mixer for about 6 minutes, or until it has cooled down.
  4. Once egg white mixture is cool, add the orange extract and the drops of food coloring; Beat until the colors are well combined.
  5. Spoon the meringue into a pastry bag that has a 3/8" star tip on it. Pipe the meringue mix into 1" circles onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake at 200 degrees for approximately 2 hours, or until the meringues are crisp and dry. Once they are at this point, just turn off the oven; let the meringues finish cooling completely in the oven before removing. Place on wire rack to cool.
  7. Melt the chocolate chips and the shortening in the microwave (30 seconds-remove, stir...repeat for 20 seconds,if necessary, stir. Be careful not to burn chocolate.
  8. Using a pastry brush, "paint" the chocolate onto the bottoms of the meringues. Let dry. Paint the chocolate onto one side of the meringues. Let harden.
  9. Melt white chocolate the same method as for chocolate chips. Drizzle white chocolate over the hardened semi-sweet chocolate. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Store in covered container. When exposed to air too long, meringues can become "tacky" and lose their crispness.

Nutrition Facts
Orange Meringue Kisses
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 53 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Sugar 6g7%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Raspberry Chocolate Meringues

Raspberry Chocolate Meringues are light, airy, crunchy and delicious “cookies”, with the bottom of each meringue dipped in chocolate!Raspberry Chocolate Meringues are light, airy, crunchy and delicious "cookies", with the bottom of each meringue dipped in chocolate!

Happy Fourth of July! Here’s a great recipe I found from my good friend Betty Crocker! (You’ve heard of her, right?) I adapted “her” recipe just a bit to include chocolate.

YUM! Who doesn’t like the flavor combination of chocolate and raspberry? I know this is one of my favorite flavor combos (next to my all-time favorite of orange and chocolate…but that’s another post!). If you enjoy orange and chocolate flavor combos, be sure to check out my other meringue recipe called Orange Meringue Kisses!

Is It Difficult To Make Raspberry Chocolate Meringues?

No. If you have never made meringues before, don’t sweat it…they are very easy to prepare. The only time these really take to prepare is the 15-20 minute prep time and a 2 hour baking time on low heat.

Make these raspberry chocolate meringues, throw ’em in the oven, then kick back and watch a good movie or read a great book while they are slowly cooking! Easy!

What Exactly Is A “Meringue”?

According to the dictionary, a meringue is “an item of sweet food made from a mixture of well-beaten egg whites and sugar, baked until crisp and typically used as a topping for desserts, especially pies. Individual meringues are often filled with fruit or whipped cream.” So there ya have it. That’s what a meringue is.

When you bake them, they become glorious little crunchy puffs of goodness, and it feels like you are biting into air! Except in this case, the “air” tastes like raspberries and chocolate! Are you following all of this? I hope so.

The raspberry chocolate meringues are drizzled with melted chocolate.

Hope you enjoy these yummy Raspberry Chocolate Meringues! They are really good! Have a great day!

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Author's signatureRecipe Adapted From: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/raspberry-meringues/1bcfabf2-fefe-4441-9704-faf540115dcd

Raspberry Chocolate Meringues
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 20 mins
 

Raspberry Chocolate Meringues are light, airy, crunchy and delicious "cookies", with the bottom of each meringue dipped in chocolate!

Category: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: raspberry chocolate meringues
Servings: 36 meringues
Calories Per Serving: 54 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For meringues:
  • 3 egg whites (at room temp!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • dash of salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 5-6 drops red food color
For chocolate glaze:
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable shortening
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 225°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Place the egg whites, cream of tartar and salt in a medium bowl or the base of a stand mixer. Beat these 3 ingredients until soft peaks form. This will only take a couple minutes. Slowly add the granulated sugar to the egg white mixture. Continue beating until very stiff peaks form. This will take about 10 minutes. Add the raspberry jam and food color; continue to beat for 1 minute on high speed. Fill a pastry bag (use a decorative star tip) with the meringue mixture OR simply spoon 1-inch mounds onto the parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

  3. Bake meringues at 225°F. for 2 hours or until crisp and dry (might take just a bit longer depending on your oven). Remove meringues from heat. Cool cookies completely before removing from the parchment paper.

  4. Melt chocolate chips and shortening in microwave in 30 second intervals. Cook for 30 seconds; stir. If not melted, repeat. Do not burn the chocolate!
  5. Carefully dip the bottoms of each meringue into the chocolate, then place on waxed paper to harden (chocolate side down-it's okay). If desired, drizzle a little chocolate over the tops of each meringue, as well. Let chocolate harden completely, then store in a completely covered container. If left out exposed to air, the meringues will become "tacky" and will lose some of their crunch, so this is very important!

Nutrition Facts
Raspberry Chocolate Meringues
Amount Per Serving (1 meringue)
Calories 54 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 36mg1%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Sugar 7g8%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Mom’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can anything beat Mom’s Chocolate Chip Cookies? They’re huge, soft on the inside, crisp on the outside, and filled with chocolate chips and pecans. Can anything beat Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies? They're huge, soft on the inside, crisp on the outside, and filled with chocolate chips and pecans.

Recently my husband, who, when I asked what kind of special dessert he’d like for Father’s Day said…”Could you just make me those good cookies you always make?” So I made this batch of Mom’s Chocolate Chip Cookies just for him…Happy Father’s Day!

Okay. I have tried many recipes over the years. the kind that advertise “THE BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES EVER”, but always seem to come back to this one. I grew up eating my mom’s version of chocolate chip cookies which used the recipe straight from the back of the bag of chocolate chips.

They were always delicious…but these are BETTER, in my humble opinion. Truth is…I have NO IDEA where I even got this recipe. I’ve had it in my recipe box for years and years. By now it is a stained and gnarly looking 3×5 index card, but I don’t let that stop me…ever! To me, that is the true sign of a fantastic recipe!

Mom’s Chocolate Chip Cookies Are the BEST!

THIS Mom (yep… ME) always loves to make these cookies for her family! One of the best treats ever is to have one of mom’s chocolate chip cookies (and a cup of milk), a few minutes after removing the cookie from the oven. You know what kind of chocolate chip cookie I’m talking about, right?

The kind that isn’t too hot as to burn your mouth, or too cold as to be really crunchy, but JUST RIGHT. Sounds like kind of a Three Bears thing going on here!  My ideal cookie is eaten warm, and it’s soft on the inside, with a slight crunch on the outside! Yum.

Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies / The Grateful Girl Cooks!These Cookies Are LARGE

This recipe makes about one and a half dozen BIG cookies. See how two cookies fill up that salad plate? If you need more than 18 cookies, just make the cookies smaller, and cook them for slightly less time.

Better yet, see how one cookie fits so nice in my (very pink) hand, right before I gingerly take a huge bite out of it? One of these would easily equal three smaller sized ones. Now THAT’S my kind of cookie!
Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
So, there ya have it. This is our old standby…Mom’s Chocolate Chip Cookies! Just the way I’ve made ’em for YEARS! They are scrumdiddlyumptious! (Try saying that with a huge cookie in your mouth!!!)  Hope you enjoy them.

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Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
13 mins
Total Time
28 mins
 

Can anything beat Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies? They're huge, soft on the inside, crisp on the outside, and filled with chocolate chips and pecans.

Category: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip cookies
Servings: 18 large cookies (approx.)
Calories Per Serving: 310 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 cubes cold butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup pecans (or walnuts), chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (or wax paper).

  2. Using a stand mixer or a hand mixer, cream butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in a medium bowl until well incorporated. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat 3-4 minutes longer.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Do not beat...just stir until mixed together. Add chocolate chips and chopped nuts to batter. Stir until incorporated into batter.

  4. Fill a 1/3 measuring cup with cookie dough. Remove by using a knife around the edges. Form into rounds by using your hands. Place cookies on parchment paper. Press cookie down until it is about 1/2 inch high. Repeat with remaining dough.

  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes, or until cookie is light golden brown. Remove from oven. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for a couple of minutes, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

**The recipe as written makes 1 1/2 dozen LARGE cookies. You can make smaller cookies (in order to have more). Remember to decrease cooking time to between 8-10 minutes. If you make 36 (smaller) cookies, each cookie will have approx. 155 calories.

 

Nutrition Facts
Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 156mg7%
Potassium 175mg5%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies (Disneyland Copycat)

White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies are Disneyland Main Street favorites, filled with white & semi-sweet chocolate chips and ribbons of raspberry jam. White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies are Disneyland Main Street favorites, filled with white & semi-sweet chocolate chips and ribbons of raspberry jam.
A few days ago I was on the prowl for a new cookie recipe to try. It was pouring down rain outside and I was itching for something to do besides laundry or dusting. Do you ever have those moments? Well I was having that moment…big time! I found this recipe for White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies (a Disneyland copycat) and knew I wanted to try them!

I had begun searching for a recipe that I might already have all the ingredients for in my pantry. Voila! This recipe popped up on my Pinterest feed and I checked it out because the picture of the cookie drew me in. I was excited to read through the recipe and realize that I had all the necessary ingredients!

About This Cookie

Apparently white chocolate raspberry cookies are available at Disneyland (at Pooh Corner and a few Main Street shops). I’ve never bought this cookie at Disneyland (despite MANY times there), but this recipe had been created by another blogger, and it sure sounded good to me.

Who can resist a big old chewy cookie with not one, but TWO kinds of chocolate AND raspberry jam swirled throughout? I knew I HAD to make these white chocolate raspberry cookies right away, and I blame this urgency completely on our Oregon rain.

These cookies came together quickly…a bit messy to make, but the results were delicious! I hope you will give these cookies a try (even if it’s not raining!). They are worth your valuable time and effort.

Some of the finished white chocolate raspberry cookies, ready to eat!

How To Make White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies

Preheat your oven, and whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl or stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars with an electric mixer. Now add the egg, egg yolk, vanilla and almond extracts to the dough.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and mix just until combined. Stir in the white and semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Semi sweet chocolate chips and white chocolate chips are added to cookie dough.The dough is ready to shape into cookies!
Now Here Is The Crazy Messy Part!

Now here’s the fun (and a bit messy) part: Scoop out about 1/4 of the cookie dough into a small bowl (it’s easiest to work with a small bit at a time!). Add 1 TBSP of the raspberry jam and “cut it” into the dough, using a butter knife.

Be sure NOT to mix it in, because then the dough will turn completely pink, and frankly who wants a pink cookie? Just gently cut the jam into the dough. Think of it as stabbing the jam into the dough and dragging the knife through in a swirl, okay? Eventually you will work the jam into the dough…trust me!

Raspberry jam is added to a portion of the cookie dough.Shape The White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies

Take the jam swirled dough and place it by large spoonfuls onto a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper. **NOTE: I started out doing big spoonfuls, but found it easier (but messier) to just scoop out the dough and shape it into a ball using my (clean) hands.

Yes, it was a bit messy (think jam), but this worked the best for me. Flatten the dough balls slightly with your clean hands or the back of a spoon. Repeat this step with the rest of the dough and jam until the cookie dough is gone.

Chocolate Raspberry Cookies are formed and placed onto baking sheet.A close up view of a cookie (before baking), with raspberry jam and chocolate chips showing.Time To Bake The Cookies!

Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 12-17 minutes (the time will depend on the size of the cookies). Keep an eye on the cookies after the 10 minute mark. I wanted larger cookies so I cooked mine a bit longer. You want to remove them from oven when the edges of the cookie are set, but the center is slightly soft.

Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing them from pan. After 5 minutes, transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. ENJOY!

The baked white chocolate raspberry cookies are golden brown around edges.Some of the baked cookies, cooling on the baking sheet.
These white chocolate raspberry cookies really are delicious! I hope you will give them a try!

These white chocolate raspberry cookies look good enough to eat!

Hope you enjoy these delicious white chocolate raspberry cookies! They are really good! Have a great day!

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White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies (Disneyland Copycat)
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
37 mins
 

White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies are Disneyland Main Street favorites, filled with white & semi-sweet chocolate chips and ribbons of raspberry jam.

Category: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: white chocolate raspberry cookies
Servings: 20 large cookies
Calories Per Serving: 228 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 cube), room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg , plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract
  • 4 Tablespoons Raspberry Jam , heaping
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream the butter, granulated and brown sugars until well combined, light and fluffy. Add egg, egg yolk, vanilla and almond extracts to this mixture. Mix well.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients; mix just until combined. Stir in the white and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop out about 1/4 of the cookie dough into a small bowl (it's easiest to work with a small bit at a time!) Add 1 TBSP of the raspberry jam and "cut it in" to the dough, using a butter knife. Be sure NOT to mix it in, because then the dough will turn completely pink, and frankly who wants a pink cookie? Just gently cut the jam into the dough. Think of it as stabbing the jam into the dough and dragging the knife through in a swirl, okay? Eventually you will work the jam into the dough...trust me!

  5. Take the jam swirled dough and place it by large spoonfuls onto a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper. **NOTE: I started out doing big spoonfuls, but found it easier (but messier) to just scoop out the dough and shape it into a ball using my (clean) hands. Yes, it was a bit messy (think jam), but worked the best for me. Flatten the dough balls slightly with your clean hands or the back of a spoon. *Repeat this process with the rest of the dough and jam until the dough is gone.*
  6. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 12-17 minutes (the time will depend on the size of the cookies). Keep an eye on the cookies after the 10 minute mark. I wanted larger cookies so I cooked mine a bit longer. You want to remove them from oven when the edges of the cookie are set, but the center is slightly soft. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing them from pan. After 5 minutes, transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. ENJOY!
Recipe Notes

If you make the cookies smaller, you will have a much larger quantity of cookies.

Nutrition Facts
White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies (Disneyland Copycat)
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 228 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 94mg4%
Potassium 104mg3%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies (aka Mexican Wedding Cakes or Russian Tea Cakes), are little balls of yummy buttery shortbread with pecans, coated with powdered sugar.Snowball Cookies / The Grateful Girl Cooks! These delicious cookies (aka Mexican Wedding Cakes or Russian Tea Cakes), are little balls of scrumptious buttery shortbread with pecans, coated with powdered sugar.

Traditions… I love them! This recipe for Snowball Cookies is one of those dearly loved holiday traditions in our family. Little balls of buttery shortbread, bursting with pecans (or walnuts) and rolled in sweet powdered sugar are the perfect Christmas treat to eat or give to family and friends!

My Mom made these delicious snowballs cookies for us when we were growing up. To continue the tradition, I’ve been making them with her recipe for over 40 years at Christmas for our family, and as gifts for friends and neighbors.

Other Names For Snowball Cookies

I’ve heard these snowball cookies referred to as Mexican Wedding Cookies, Russian Tea Cakes, Shortbread Bites, etc. Seems like everyone has a recipe and a name for them. Whatever they are called, these cookies really are little bites of “shortbread goodness”.

The snowball cookies look like little snowballs because they are round and coated with powdered sugar once baked! They seem to just melt in your mouth (just like snow), and are very easy to make.

If You Enjoy Shortbread Cookies, You Will LOVE Snowball Cookies

Snowball cookies go perfectly with a cup of coffee or tea! These decadent treats are not just for Christmas, because they can be enjoyed ANY time of year. If you enjoy shortbread, you will LOVE these cookies! Rich and buttery, with a hint of sweetness from the powdered sugar, these are one of my favorite Christmas treats!

Here’s a photo of some of the snowball cookies ready to eat… yum! I hope you will give them a try, because they are lip-smackin’ delicious!!

Snowball cookies, cooling on a wire rack.

The dough for snowball cookies is easy to make. Once made, the cookie dough is chilled, rolled into balls, baked, and then rolled in powdered sugar.

That’s really all there is to it! And snowball cookies sure are delicious, so I bet ya can’t eat just one of ’em! YUM.

Snowball cookies, cooling on parchment paper.

I love to eat a couple of these buttery snowball cookies with a good strong cup of coffee to sip on! Ahhhh… they are so very good, and are a perfect small bite of goodness!

Hope you will consider making a nice big batch of snowball cookies. They are absolutely delicious, no matter what time of year you make them! Have a GREAT day!

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Snowball Cookies
Prep Time
2 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins
 
Snowball Cookies (aka Mexican Wedding Cakes or Russian Tea Cakes), are little balls of yummy buttery shortbread with pecans, coated with powdered sugar.
Category: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: snowball cookies
Servings: 60 (approx.)
Calories Per Serving: 67 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For cookies:
  • 1 cup butter (2 cubes, room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup nuts (walnuts or pecans), chopped
For Topping:
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar (powdered) to roll the baked cookies in when done
Instructions
  1. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together for several minutes until thoroughly mixed. Add the water and vanilla, and mix together. Slowly add the flour (the dough will become very thick). Stir in the nuts.
  2. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2-3 hours in refrigerator.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Remove dough from refrigerator. Spoon out and roll dough in your hands to make 1" round cookie dough balls.
  4. Bake snowballs on un-greased baking sheets for 15-20 minutes at 325 degrees, or until just slightly browned. Remove cookies from oven; let cool just a minute, then carefully roll each cookie in a bowl of powdered sugar, to cover. Cool on a wire rack. Once cool, coat them a second time with the powdered sugar, if desired. That's it!
Recipe Notes

The prep time indicated is not active prep time. The cookies take only a few minutes to prepare, then dough must be refrigerated (inactive prep time) for a couple hours.

Nutrition Facts
Snowball Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 67 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 27mg1%
Potassium 13mg0%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 3g3%
Vitamin A 95IU2%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cranberry Orange Cookies

Cranberry Orange Cookies are decadent yummy treats, flavored with cranberries, pecans, orange zest and juice, and topped with a simple orange glaze!Cranberry Orange Cookies are decadent yummy treats, flavored with cranberries, pecans, orange zest and juice, and topped with a simple orange glaze!

I used to host a Christmas Cookie Exchange for my co-workers in our home each December for many, many years, which is where I first tried these Cranberry Orange Cookies. We would have between 10-20 friends show up to participate each year.

It is so much fun to play ridiculously silly games, nibble on appetizers, visit and laugh, and see the different types of cookies each friend/co-worker made and brought to share. I always hosted this party in our home the first week of December, so it was a GREAT way to kick off the holiday season!

How Does A Cookie Exchange Work?

Everyone brings six dozen cookies (one kind/recipe), and brings the recipe for them, too! We divide the total number of cookies by the number of friends participating to see how many cookies (per variety) we pack in our boxes to take home!

Each person leaves with a big box with six dozen ASSORTED homemade Christmas cookies, and all of the cookie recipes! MAKE 1 KIND OF COOKIE… LEAVE WITH 15-20 KINDS OF COOKIES!

I love cookie exchanges, because we only have to cook once, but leave with a variety of delicious cookies, just in time for the holidays! Now that is my kind of party! We also play lots of crazy games, and have a blast!

Some of the cookies (including cranberry orange cookies) brought to the Christmas cookie exchange.Some of my friends at the Christmas cookie exchange.

How I Got The Recipe For Cranberry Orange Cookies

One year, my friend Valerie brought Cranberry Orange Cookies to share. I was immediately in love with the orange and cranberry flavors that permeated these cookies, and couldn’t wait to try the recipe on my own. Winner! My friend Valerie is on the left in the photo below.

I got the recipe for the cranberry orange cookies from my friend Valerie, on the left.

I’ve made these yummy cranberry orange cookies a few times since then, and they never disappoint! They are easy to make and are DELICIOUS!

The picture of the cookies I made isn’t the greatest at representing these wonderful treats, but trust me…they’re fantastic! Perfect for any time of the year! Have a great day!

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Cranberry Orange Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
32 mins
 

Cranberry Orange Cookies are decadent yummy treats, flavored with cranberries, pecans, orange zest and juice, and topped with a simple orange glaze!

Category: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry orange cookies
Servings: 48 cookies (approx.)
Calories Per Serving: 121 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For cookies:
  • 1 cup butter , softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 2 Tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pecans , chopped (can substitute walnuts, if desired)
For glaze:
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 3 Tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar (powdered)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, granulated and brown sugars. Beat till smooth. Add egg, and mix till well blended. Add in 1/ 1/2 tsp. grated orange zest and 2 TBSP. of orange juice. Mix well.

  3. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt; stir this into the orange mixture, a little at a time. Add dried cranberries and pecans. Stir in until well mixed and evenly distributed through the dough.

  4. Drop dough by rounded Tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Make sure to space cookies 2 inches apart. Bake at 375 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until edges turn golden. Remove cookies from oven. Let cool slightly, then remove cookies from baking sheets to wire racks to cool.

  5. While cookies are baking (or while they are cooling), in a small bowl mix together 1 tsp. grated orange zest, 3 TBSP. orange juice, and 1 1/2 cups confectioner's (powdered) sugar until completely smooth. When cookies have cooled, either spread or drizzle the glaze over the top of the cookies, then let them sit until glaze hardens. ENJOY!

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Orange Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 71mg3%
Potassium 22mg1%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Sugar 13g14%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Dipped Gingersnaps

Chewy dipped gingersnaps, drizzled with (or dipped in) white and/or semi-sweet chocolate glaze are classic molasses cookies your family will love!Chewy dipped gingersnaps, drizzled with (or dipped in) white and/or semi-sweet chocolate glaze are classic molasses cookies your family will love!

 

 

 

 

This is one of my all-time favorite “go-to” cookie recipes: Dipped Gingersnaps! I ALWAYS make them at Christmas to give away to family and friends. We also end up making them year-round, because they are so easy and delicious!

These delicious molasses cookies are actually soft and chewy, so I’ve never really figured out why that have the word “snap” in them. Rather than waste any brain cells trying to figure it out, I’ve found it best to just go with it. I feel I’m better for it. Hooray for dipped gingersnaps!

How Many Dipped Gingersnaps Will This Make?

This recipe makes approximately 14 dozen dipped gingersnaps, but never fear…you can easily half the recipe, if you’re not planning to feed an entire village, or eat them all by yourself.

These cookies also freeze very well, so I usually make the whole batch at once and then freeze some for another time.

The molasses and ginger flavor permeates these delicious dipped gingersnaps!  If you choose to dip them in white chocolate icing or drizzle them with glaze, you won’t be sorry!

Dipped gingersnaps can also be drizzled with white chocolate icing as decoration.

I usually dip half of the cookie in a white chocolate icing, but they can also be drizzled with a light powdered sugar glaze or semi- sweet or white chocolate glaze.

Both methods for either dipping or drizzling dipped gingersnaps are included in the printable recipe below.

Dipped Gingersnaps can be drizzled with chocolate and white chocolate icing.

You can even dipped them in white chocolate, then give the kids some colorful sprinkles to add! Look at those cute dipped gingersnaps!

Dipped gingersnaps with sprinkles, on wire rack.

However you choose to decorate these delicious dipped gingersnaps, you will LOVE how they taste, and how easy they are to make!  Hope you will give them a try.

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Recipe adapted from: Laura Kimball, via Taste of Home Magazine

Dipped Gingersnaps
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
37 mins
 
Chewy dipped gingersnaps, drizzled with (or dipped in) white and/or semi-sweet chocolate glaze are classic molasses cookies your family will love!
Category: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dipped gingersnaps
Servings: 14 dozen
Calories Per Serving: 55 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 TBSP. ground ginger (powder)
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Additional sugar
For dipped cookies:
  • 2 pkgs. (12 oz. each) vanilla baking chips
  • 1/4 cup shortening (Crisco)
For drizzle-glaze cookies:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tsp. warm water (or more till glaze is slightly thin)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar and oil; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in molasses.
  3. In separate bowl, combine dry ingredients; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix this very well.
  4. Shape dough into 3/4 inch balls (roll the dough between both hands to form a ball) and then roll the cookie ball in sugar (approx 1/3 cup, more or less) in a small bowl.
  5. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookie springs back when touched lightly. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool.
  7. When completely cooled, you can either dip the cookies or drizzle a thin glaze over them...whatever you prefer. ENJOY!
  8. For dipping: Melt the vanilla chips with shortening in a small pan over low heat. Dip the cookies half way into the mixture, shake or let the excess drip off. Place on waxed paper or foil-lined baking sheets to harden.
  9. For drizzle-glazing: In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, vanilla and warm water till you have a slightly thin glaze, adding more sugar to thicken or a touch more water to thin. Place cookies on foil to catch the glaze that might run off the cookies. Drizzle the glaze on top of cookies. Let harden.
Recipe Notes

Caloric calculation is based on one cookie, dipped halfway in white chocolate coating.

Nutrition Facts
Dipped Gingersnaps
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 55 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 48mg2%
Potassium 31mg1%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Sugar 6g7%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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