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Soft Gingersnaps with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

I am so excited for today’s post! Today is the first day our new e-cookbook, Holiday Cookie Cravings is on sale! Plus, we are sharing a behind the scenes video of the making of Holiday Cookie Cravings, and a cookie recipe from our new book-Soft Gingersnaps with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting. This post is packed full of cookie goodness!

To kick off the holiday season, we’re joining in the Cyber Monday fray and offering the brand new Holiday Cookie Cravings, filled with 10 favorite Holiday cookie recipes in a gorgeous, full-color ebook, FOR JUST $0.99!

Again, this super special price is available today only—Cyber Monday—and will return to the regular price tomorrow. UPDATE-we decided to extend the sale until today, Tuesday, November 27th! So hurry and do some shopping:) 

We know you’re going to want more, because who doesn’t want more cookies?

So we’re offering the original Cookie Cravings Complete Digital Package, MONDAY & TUESDAY ONLY, for just $2.99, regularly $11.99, a savings of over 80%!

This super discounted price includes the brand new Holiday Cookie Cravings e-cookbook, Cookie Cravings, and Cookie Days, a special e-cookbook with 10 cookie recipes from some of our best blogging buddies.

That’s a total of 50 amazing cookie recipes to share with friends and family for just $2.99! I love a good sale, especially when cookies are involved! And you don’t even have to fight the crowds. You can do your shopping right from your computer.

I love baking holiday cookies and Holiday Cookie Cravings has 10 of my all-time favorite holiday cookie recipes. These recipes aren’t on the blog, only in the book!

Brand new recipes you’ll get in Holiday Cookie Cravings:
Cranberry Orange Almond Biscotti
Chocolate Dipped Andes Cookies
Dark Chocolate Orange Shortbread
Coconut Snowballs
Almond Spritz Cookies
Soft Gingersnaps with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies
Glazed Eggnog Cookies
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cookies
Cranberry and Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies

And what else is new? We know you’re going to want to share the bounty of your cookie making with friends and family this holiday so we’ve teamed up with the super talented Melissa of The Faux Martha who designed seasonal stickers, gift tags and even a printable and foldable cookies and milk for the kids. Plus, we share tips on how to throw a holiday cookie swap party!

We are so excited to share this one-time price with you. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to do some shopping!

Purchase the entire Cookie Cravings Cyber Monday Digital Package for just $2.99, 80% off the regular price of $11.99! Here’s what you’ll get:

  • Cookie Cravings ecookbook, a 78-page downloadable e-cookbook featuring a month of cookie recipes including 15 newly created and never before published recipes from Maria & Josh Lichty of Two Peas and Their Pod
  • New! Holiday Cookie Cravings ecookbook, a 30-page downloadable ecookbook featuring 10 brand new holiday cookies created and tested by Maria and Josh
  • A bonus e-Cookbook, Cookie Days, a 20-page downloadable ecookbook featuring a week of recipes and new photography from some of Maria’s blogging baking buddies including Picky Palate, Brown Eyed Baker, Kevin and Amanda, Eat, Live, Run, Confessions of a Cookbook Queen, How Sweet It Is, and Recipe Girl. Cookie Days also showcases 7 baking bloggers Maria celebrates as cookie decorating artists.
  • New photography by Heidi of FoodieCrush
  • Behind the scenes photos and stories in an easy to navigate PDF format
  • New! Printable holiday themed cookie tags and stickers from The Faux Martha
  • New! Milk and cookies printable foldout for the kids from The Faux Martha
  • Tips on how to host a cookie exchange
  • Printable gifting labels for a year of special occasions from Chic Sprinkles
  • Printable Kitchen Conversion Chart
  • Printable What’s in Maria’s Pantry: Baking Cookies
  • Printable Cookie Recipe Cards for your own cookie recipes
  • Printable Chocolate Toffee Almond Cookie Recipe Card from Two Peas and Their Pod
  • Printable Keep Calm and Bake On Graphic
  • Computer Screen Saver Wallpapers
  • VIDEO: Maria’s Step-by-Step Cookie Baking Tutorial

(this package is not compatible to download to iPad or Kindle Fire, see Option 3 and 4 below )

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Purchase the Holiday Cookie Cravings Cookbook on Cyber Monday for just $0.99, regular price of $2.99, and here’s what you’ll get: (not compatible to download to iPad or Kindle Fire, see that option below)

  • 30-page downloadable ecookbook featuring 10 of Maria’s brand new holiday cookie recipes
  • New! Printable holiday themed cookie tags and stickers from
  • New! Milk and cookies printable foldout for the kids from
  • Tips on how to host a cookie exchange
  • New photography by Heidi of FoodieCrush
  • Behind the scenes photos and stories in an easy to navigate PDF format

(this package is not compatible to download to iPad or Kindle Fire, see Option 3 and 4 below)

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Cyber Monday Holiday Cookie Cravings Cookbook for the iPad for $0.99, today only! Regular price of $2.99

(extra printables not available with the iPad version)

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Cyber Monday Original Cookie Cravings Cookbook—30 All-time Favorite Cookie Recipes for the iPad for $1.99, today only! Regular price of $4.99

(extra printables not available with the iPad version)

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Heidi created a FUN behind the scenes video of the making of Holiday Cookie Cravings. Thanks Heidi! And yes, Caleb makes an appearance:)

I am sure all of this talk about cookies is making you hungry, so today I am sharing a recipe from Holiday Cookie CravingsSoft Gingersnaps with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting. These are one of my favorites from the book. Ok, I love them all, but gingersnaps are a MUST make every holiday season and the white chocolate cream cheese frosting makes these gingersnaps extra special. Soft Gingersnaps with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting are perfect for cookie swaps, sharing with friends and family, or eating by the dozen.

And a HUGE thanks to Heidi from FoodieCrush. We couldn’t have done this book without her. She is smart, talented, creative, and so much fun to work with. I can’t wait for all of you to see the amazing photos in the book! They will make you crave cookies for sure:)

We hope you enjoy Holiday Cookie Cravings!  Make sure you do your shopping TODAY because prices will go up tomorrow!

Soft Gingersnaps with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: 16 cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes

Soft gingersnap cookies with white chocolate cream cheese frosting. These cookies are a holiday favorite!


For the gingersnaps:

2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3⁄4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1⁄4 cup molasses

For the frosting:

4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 ounces white chocolate, chopped and melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and spices.
3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar until smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add in the egg and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined. Add in the molasses and mix until combined.
4. With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour mixture. Mix until flour disappears.
5. Form the dough into tablespoon sized balls. Place the cookie dough balls on prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are set, but centers are still soft. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for two minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
7. While the cookies are cooling, make the frosting. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the cream cheese and butter on medium-high speed until smooth. Add the melted white chocolate and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the powdered sugar until smooth.
8. Using a knife, frost the gingersnaps with frosting.

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89 Responses to “Soft Gingersnaps with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting”

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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks — November 26, 2012 @ 3:02 am

    Sold! :) And I hope this one flies off the shelves for you, Maria!

  2. Connie the Cookie Monster — November 26, 2012 @ 3:03 am

    been waiting for this all weekend!!! i just bought it and i’m loving it! i don’t think ill get a wink of sleep tonight, im gonna read each book from cover to cover!

  3. Li @ Words and Cake — November 26, 2012 @ 4:54 am

    I just bought the holiday cookie cravings ebook, it looks amazing!

  4. Gillian — November 26, 2012 @ 5:55 am

    I just purchased the ebook! I can’t wait! What browser and app is used to download the book?

  5. Carolyn — November 26, 2012 @ 7:01 am

    I purchased the ipad version of the Holiday edition and realized after I paid for it that I don’t get any of the extras. Can you email them to me?

  6. Leanna R — November 26, 2012 @ 7:25 am

    Wow! Was this purchase worth it. Thank you for the best buy of the season.

  7. Erica — November 26, 2012 @ 7:44 am

    SO yum! I have a cookie press and I’ve never used it. I totally need to pull it out this year. The gingersnaps look amazing- so festive

  8. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — November 26, 2012 @ 7:45 am

    Congrats on your new e-book! These cookies look fantastic.

  9. Emmanuelle — November 26, 2012 @ 7:45 am

    I just purchased the package, I couln’t wait either! I’m just thrilled and can’ wait to chose the first cookie recipe I will try today! Many thanks!

  10. Kiana — November 26, 2012 @ 7:59 am

    Just bought the Cyber Monday package! Thanks so much for this fantastic deal! Can’t wait to open it up and start baking!

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  12. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — November 26, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    these look amazing! happy cyber monday!

  13. Michelle — November 26, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    I bought the ipad version. Now how do I get it?

  14. Brian @ A Thought For Food — November 26, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    I love it! Congrats on the new e-book!

  15. kelley — November 26, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    You guys are such a great team! Those chocolate dipped Andes cookies are calling my name! The video is adorable too! xoxo

  16. Cassie | Bake Your Day — November 26, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    Congrats Maria and Heidi, the video was great! And these gingersnaps sound amazing too. I love soft cookies!

  17. Nancy P. — November 26, 2012 @ 9:36 am

    This deal is great! Thanks so much for offering it! Can not wait for my holiday baking day! Congratulations to you all!

  18. Tracey — November 26, 2012 @ 9:39 am

    Congrats on your new book, looks like some great recipe ideas for the holidays! :)

  19. Kare @ Kitchen Treaty — November 26, 2012 @ 9:40 am

    Wow, what a stellar deal! Bought and can’t wait to peruse. And those gingersnap cookies look flippin’ phenomenal.

  20. TidyMom — November 26, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    Looks amazing Maria and Heidi!!

  21. Shanna@ pineapple and coconut — November 26, 2012 @ 10:16 am

    Was this shot in two kitchens or did you get carerra marble counters after your kitchen remodel? I LOVE your kitchen. Its one of my inspirations when we redo the one in the the house we are buying – same colors too. I have the same mixers as you and I adore the subway tile and swoon over that pot filler! Its the little things right that make for a happy baker/cook!!

    Oh yes going to go buy the holiday cookie book now!
    Looks amazing you two did a great job and Caleb is adorable!

  22. HeatherChristo — November 26, 2012 @ 10:16 am

    Maria! Thank you for the amazing opportunity- I totally just picked up a package! I can’t wait to pour through your new cookie recipes!

  23. Sarah Beth — November 26, 2012 @ 11:01 am

    How exciting! I just purchased the package and can’t wait to start baking!

  24. Cookin' Canuck — November 26, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    Congratulations, Maria and Heidi! I just bought the whole package. And I loved the video!

  25. sally @ sallys baking ddiction — November 26, 2012 @ 11:23 am

    Congrats Maria! Your cookie cravings book and the holiday addition are amazing. I jumped at the opportunity this morning. I LOVE everything about the books and can’t wait to get into the kitchen! I have a similar chocolate covered pretzel cookie like yours and seeing yours make me want to make them again for the holidays. :) Wonderful job! I loved the video as well! So enjoyable to see you at work in the kitchen.

  26. Yeah! Love that you have a Christmas edition of your book. These cookies look perfect. I love the flavor of ginger snaps, but I like a softer cookie.

  27. Kristy @ Sweet Treats & More — November 26, 2012 @ 11:42 am

    Just bought ’em! Can’t wait to dig into them!

  28. Marla Meridith — November 26, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    How fun + CONGRATS!!! The cookies and photos are gorgeous!

  29. Leslie Mac — November 26, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

    Just purchased, but did not receive the download. Is something wrong?

  30. Anel — November 26, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

    Just purchased the digital package! Thanks for the great deal!! I love your blog and recipes!!

  31. Ker — November 26, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

    Hi there! Thanks for the wonderful deal! I just bought the digital package, but I didn’t receive an email or instructions on how to actually get it. Please advise…I am anxious to see the yummy recipes! :-)

  32. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — November 26, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

    Fabulousness! Congrats on another ecookbook, Maria. And beautiful photography, Heidi!

  33. Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — November 26, 2012 @ 1:04 pm

    oh yum! I love anything that includes white chocolate!!

  34. Lucy Lean — November 26, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

    So pretty and so inspiring!

  35. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — November 26, 2012 @ 1:36 pm

    Maria they look SO GOOD!

  36. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — November 26, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

    Congrats on the book!!! These look so great!

  37. Carrie // cue the confetti — November 26, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

    Thank you so much!!! I am so excited about this!

  38. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 26, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

    So exciting! Just bought the book. WOOT!

  39. Brooke — November 26, 2012 @ 3:30 pm

    I can’t wait to make these cookies!!!! So festive! And even more excited for the special offer today!!! YAY!

  40. Katie @ Blonde Ambition — November 26, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

    Congrats on the book, and these cookies look delicious! (esp the frosting!!)

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