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Soft Gingersnap Cookies with White Chocolate Chunks

Soft Gingersnap Cookies with White Chocolate Chunks

If you are finished with your holiday baking or think your holiday goodie list is complete, think again.  These soft ginger cookies with white chocolate chunks are a MUST make. I have a hard time choosing a favorite holiday cookie, but if I had to choose, these might be my number one. Shhh, don’t tell the other cookies, I don’t want to hurt their feelings:)

This cookie recipe comes from my good friend and fashion diva, Kyong. She owns one of my favorite clothing boutique’s in Salt Lake City, Koo De Ker. She has amazing style and fantastic taste in food. This girl can cook and bake. When I was organizing the Utah Food Bloggers Bake Sale, she generously volunteered to donate cookies. She made these soft ginger cookies with white chocolate chunks. Of course, she packaged the cookies in cute little bags with bright yellow ribbons. I knew they would sell like hot cakes (and they did) so I bought a bag and set it aside for later. That night I opened my cookie bag and sampled the cookies. Swoon! I was in love.

These ginger cookies are the BEST ginger cookies I have ever tasted. That is saying a lot because I love my gingersnap cookie recipe. I will admit it though, these are better. I love that they are soft, a smidge chewy, strong in spices, and dotted with white chocolate chunks. The dust of sugar on the outside also makes these cookies very pretty.

I was first introduced to these special cookies in the spring and I have been waiting months and months to make them for the holidays. They are the perfect holiday cookie. I strongly suggest you preheat your oven and bake a batch of these soft gingersnap cookies today. They will make your house smell amazing and will become a favorite holiday cookie. I know they are permanently on my holiday baking list.

Soft Gingersnap Cookies with White Chocolate Chunks

Yield: about 3 dozen cookies

Cook Time: 10 minutes


1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup molasses
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 large eggs
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chunks

1 cup granulated sugar-for coating cookie dough balls


1. Preheat oven to Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment papers or with a silicone baking mat. Set aside.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until smooth and creamy.

3. Beat in the molasses, canola oil, vanilla, baking soda, salt, and spices. Mix until well combined.

4. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat until smooth. Slowly add in the flour. Next, stir in the white chocolate chunks.

5. Scoop the dough into balls and roll in granulated sugar. Place on lined baking sheets, about two inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes, the cookies will still be soft. Remove from oven and let cookies cool on the baking sheet for five minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

Recipe adapted from my good friend Kyong

If you like these soft gingersnap cookies, you might also like:

Ultimate Ginger Cookies from Brown Eyed Baker
Double Chocolate and Ginger Hazelnut Cookies from Cookin’ Canuck
Gingerbread Cookies from Bake at 350

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133 Responses to “Soft Gingersnap Cookies with White Chocolate Chunks”

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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet — December 15, 2010 @ 4:34 am

    Maria! You are killing me girl. Not sure if you remember but I made YOUR gingersnap recipe last year and loved it so much that I had to bake it 2 more times during the season. So to prep for that, on Monday I quadrupled that recipe and made them! And now you post this?! Gah… I need to get in the kitchen now!

    • twopeas replied: — December 15th, 2010 @ 7:23 am

      I LOVE my gingersnap recipe, you can’t go wrong with that recipe. I just maybe love this recipe a smidge more:) Both are really good!!!

  2. Erica — December 15, 2010 @ 4:42 am

    I feel like gingersnaps are the cookie of the season this year! They’re everywhere. I like the addition of white chocolate chips- a unique touch!

  3. Liz @ Blog is the New Black — December 15, 2010 @ 4:56 am

    Gingersnaps are not my most favorite, but if you insist, I will try them!

  4. Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie — December 15, 2010 @ 5:51 am

    I love white chocolate in cookies. I will definately be adding this to my holiday baking list!

  5. Katrina — December 15, 2010 @ 5:53 am

    I just got really excited over this recipe. Yum!

  6. Heather (heather's dish) — December 15, 2010 @ 6:20 am

    oh maria…you’ve done it again! i’m definitely making these for our office tomorrow :)

  7. Georgie — December 15, 2010 @ 6:21 am

    I think I’m going to make these for a holiday party this weekend!

  8. megan @ whatmegansmaking — December 15, 2010 @ 6:27 am

    ok you’ve totally convinced me. I need to make these!

  9. Mònica — December 15, 2010 @ 6:33 am

    I’m sure you really love them with such a post! 😉 I must make these this weekend.

  10. Estela @ Weekly Bite — December 15, 2010 @ 6:35 am

    Gingersnap cookies are my favorite!! Can’t wait to make these :)

  11. Jenny Flake — December 15, 2010 @ 7:06 am

    I am a sucker for gingersnap cookies! These look fabulous :)

  12. marla {family fresh cooking} — December 15, 2010 @ 7:21 am

    Maria, these cookies sound great for any time of year- – I am surprised you waited to make them :) xo

    • twopeas replied: — December 15th, 2010 @ 7:22 am

      I didn’t wait to make them, just was extra excited to make them for the holidays:) They are the perfect holiday cookie!

  13. Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels — December 15, 2010 @ 7:21 am

    I LOVE Gingersnap cookies (obviously, haha) and I LOVE white chocolate. But I never thought to put the two together?! This is definitely the ultimate ginger cookie and I will be making these very very soon. Thank you so much for posting this recipe, you have no idea how excited I am! By the way, I’m always so amazed at how gorgeous your photos are. :)

    • twopeas replied: — December 15th, 2010 @ 7:23 am

      Thank you Lindsey!

  14. Whatever DeeDee Wants — December 15, 2010 @ 7:27 am

    Those look delicious! I am going to have to try out this recipe.

  15. Karly — December 15, 2010 @ 7:30 am

    I’m one of those lame people that never makes ginger anything for the holidays (or ever). I’m totally going to have to make these this year, though.

  16. DessertForTwo — December 15, 2010 @ 7:44 am

    If anyone could make a gingersnap cookie better, it’s you Maria! I can’t wait to try this! It’s my two favorite flavor combinations in 1 cookie! Sweet deal!

  17. Rebecca — December 15, 2010 @ 8:19 am

    Ya know, any time I need a great cookie recipe, your blog is the first place I check. It never ceases to amaze me how many varieties you’ve come up with. And this one looks amazing!

    • twopeas replied: — December 15th, 2010 @ 9:11 am

      I know, I have a cookie obsession:)

  18. Dana — December 15, 2010 @ 9:13 am

    OK Maria. I’m taking your advice and making these today. I have had a sick boy at home with me for the past few days and I am woefully behind on my holiday baking. These are going to take first place on my list. I probably won’t even be able to give them away since ginger and white chocolate are my husband’s two favorite kinds of cookie. Thanks for another great recipe!

    • twopeas replied: — December 15th, 2010 @ 4:28 pm

      I hope you like the cookies Dana. They are one of my favorites. Sorry your boy has been sick. I hope he feels better soon!

  19. kat — December 15, 2010 @ 9:16 am

    ANother great sounding holiday cookie

  20. Fallon — December 15, 2010 @ 10:16 am

    I’m not a white chocolate fan but I think the combination with a spice cookie is fabulous!

  21. naomi — December 15, 2010 @ 10:23 am

    Okay, I’m a huge fan of gingersnaps. I absolutely love them- yours looks awesome!

  22. Joanne — December 15, 2010 @ 10:52 am

    I have become undoubtedly addicted to ginger this holiday season. And I’ve always been a HUGE fan of white chocolate. So these? Are my crack.

  23. ann steinbach — December 15, 2010 @ 11:24 am

    These gingersnaps look fantastic! My family doesn’t love ginger cookies but I bet they like these.

  24. Kelley — December 15, 2010 @ 11:43 am

    I’m so excited you posted the recipe. I’ve been wanting more of these every since I had them at your house. They are delish.

    • twopeas replied: — December 15th, 2010 @ 4:27 pm

      Glad you liked them Kel!

  25. Shaina — December 15, 2010 @ 11:53 am

    Gah. I’ll take a box of them, please. I adore gingersnaps.

  26. Tiffany @ Conor & Bella — December 15, 2010 @ 12:12 pm

    Ginger cookies are my fave. Gotta try them with the white chocolate! That sounds awesome.

  27. teresa — December 15, 2010 @ 1:05 pm

    wonderful! i just might make these today!

  28. Cookin' Canuck — December 15, 2010 @ 2:11 pm

    I haven’t been to Koo De Ker, but I love the look of their things. Definitely have to stop by. These cookies sound fantastic. Ginger and white chocolate make such a great couple.

  29. Eliana — December 15, 2010 @ 2:26 pm

    Awesome flavor combo. I would kill for a few of these right now.

  30. Sues — December 15, 2010 @ 3:10 pm

    I just made gingerbread cake with white chocolate chips and now I’m seriously DYING for a gingersnap cookie with white chocolate chips! SO good!

  31. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — December 15, 2010 @ 3:51 pm

    Gingersnaps are one of my all time favorite cookies, especially around the holidays. Thanks so much for reminding me of this delicious treat! I’ll have to give these a shot soon. Happy holidays to you two!

  32. Jen @ How To: Simplify — December 15, 2010 @ 3:57 pm

    I love the simplicity of this treat. These look great!

  33. Feast on the Cheap — December 15, 2010 @ 6:32 pm

    You had me at soft gingersnaps…then you added white chocolate. YUM.

  34. grace — December 15, 2010 @ 11:47 pm

    a cookie with this type of texture has complete power over me. i just want to sink my teeth into it…repeatedly!

  35. pigpigscorner — December 16, 2010 @ 4:34 am

    with white choc???! Count me in!

  36. Kelley {mountain mama cooks} — December 16, 2010 @ 6:57 am

    These look really good. I have a favorite recipe that I’m pretty faithful to but the white chocolate chips look amazing in these!

  37. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — December 16, 2010 @ 8:03 am

    These cookies look fantastic. I absolutely adore soft gingersnaps, but never thought to add anything to them. Love the idea to add some white chocolate chips!

  38. alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — December 16, 2010 @ 10:15 am

    So pretty!

  39. EatLiveRun — December 16, 2010 @ 11:24 am

    soft cookies like this are my favorite!! I hate gingersnips and always look for the super soft, chewy kind instead. Thanks, Maria!

  40. Lauren — December 16, 2010 @ 12:15 pm

    How do you make delicious gingerbread cookies even better? Add white chocolate!! These cookies look insanely good.

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