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Snowy Days, Milk and Chewy Gingersnap Cookies

Holiday Moments Milk and the BEST Chewy Gingersnap Cookies Recipe //

There are a few days of the winter where the weather turns, the fire is lit and our family hunkers down for the snow. December is my favourite time of year to spend these days snuggled in our pj’s, binge watching holiday movies and spoiling ourselves with our grandma’s Chewy Gingersnap Cookies and a nice cold glass of milk.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Canada. All opinions are 100% my own.

Milk and Chewy Gingersnap Cookies //

From baking in the kitchen with my mom to leaving milk and cookies out for Santa, milk has always been part of my fondest holiday memories. Now, I carry the same traditions on with my own children.

The Best Chewy Gingersnap Cookies

What makes “the best” chewy gingersnap cookie? It starts with the texture; a crispy cracked outer crust and soft and chewy middle make gingersnap perfection. A little drizzle of white chocolate and festive candy sprinkles gives an extra touch of Christmas magic.

Most of all, baking a batch of these cookies with my kids adds to the special moments I treasure most.

Chewy Gingersnap Cookies with Milk //

Christmas is my favourite time of year. I could spend my days baking, building snow forts with the kids and decorating all the things. Thankfully, my kids are equally festive; with a simple promise of milk and chewy gingersnap cookies, they are more than happy to participate in all my holiday fun.

Chewy Gingersnap Cookies Christmas Tradition //

When the holidays are upon us, our large family goes through litres and litres of milk, each with their own favourite way to drink it.

If you asked my husband, a tall glass of milk filled to the brim with ice is the only way and our youngest prefer to flavour theirs by cookie dunking. Personally, I like my milk best with comfort food and, fortunately, this farm crew has a few regular meat and potato style meals to indulge.

Whichever way we like our milk, one thing is for sure, milk is a big part of our Christmas memories.

Chewy Gingersnap Cookies Christmas Mini Session // thislilpiglet.netChewy Gingersnap Cookies Holiday Baking //

This holiday season I’m sharing my support for Dairy Farmers of Canada and all the hard work our farmers do to bring quality milk to my family table.

Grab a few Chewy Gingersnap Cookies and a glass of milk, curl up on the couch with your loved ones and join me in being a kid again with this adorable holiday video celebration of milk.

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Chewy Gingersnap Cookies Drizzled with White Chocolate and Candy Sprinkles //


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Chewy Gingersnap Cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar for rolling cookies
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup molasses
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a bowl mix together dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg.
  3. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter for 2 minutes, add in the brown sugar and ½ cup granulated white sugar beating until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Add the egg, vanilla extract and molasses to the wet mixture, beating until fully mixed. Scrape down the excess from the sides of bowl with a spatula.
  4. Add dry ingredients into the wet mixture and beat at low speed for about 30 seconds, just enough to combine all ingredients.
  5. Place the last of the ⅓ cup of granulated white sugar in a bowl. For larger cookies, take 2 tablespoons of dough for each cookie and roll between your hands into balls.
  6. Roll dough balls in sugar and place on parchment lined cookie sheet 1½" apart.
  7. Bake at 375 for 11-13 minutes or until the edges of the cookies begin to form and the centres look cracked and puffy. Do not overcook. Cool the cookies for a few minutes before trying to transfer them to cooling racks.
*Do not overcook Gingersnaps, or they will cool and become hard and dry. Gingersnap cookies should have soft/spongy centres out of the oven.
*Optional: Drizzle with melted white chocolate and sprinkle with candy sprinkles.
*Use raw sugar for rolling for a more rustic look.


33 comments on “Snowy Days, Milk and Chewy Gingersnap Cookies”

  1. Yummo! I have to get some of these cookies in my life. NOTHING beats a chewy cookie. Om nom nom.

  2. These cookies look super delicious! I am so going to make these!

  3. Those cookies look so good! I love the festive accents. The little girl is also beautiful enjoying them.

  4. Some good cookies, milk and a movie would be super nice! I’m liking the sound of these gingersnap cookies!

  5. Such a delicious recipe. It just screams Christmas

  6. Yummy cookies!! And she is adorable! These gingersnaps are perfect for Santa!

    • I can’t remember a Christmas that we didn’t have these cookies; it was my grandma, then my mom and now me with my own kids. Memories and yes, perfect for Santa (imo)!

  7. Your kids are adorable. Your daughter’s eyes are SO blue. I can’t wait to try your recipe. I’ve never been a fan of gingersnap cookies because they usually are not chewy. These look and sound delicious!

    • Thanks so much. Not everyone is a fan of gingersnaps by flavour alone but those who are usually appreciate a soft/chewy centre. All in the texture imo, just need a tall glass of milk to dunk them in. SO good!

  8. I LOVE those pictures! Those kids are adorable and I want those cookies! I can’t wait to try them!

  9. Oh my goodness these look amazing! I love soft cookies and gingersnaps don’t always seem to be. These look great though – and your daughter is adorable!!

  10. This brings back great childhood memories. Gingersnaps were always on the Christmas cookie list. I like how you decorated yours too!

  11. I can’t remember the last time I had a gingersnap cookie! And yours looks so professionally done that I’d swear they were bakery-bought!

  12. These cookies look so good. They do go great with a cold glass of milk.

  13. What yummy looking cookies. I still haven’t started my holiday baking yet. I’ll have to make these.

  14. YES! You had me at chewy. I do not go in for hard cookies. I like them to be soft and chewy and warm. OM nom nom. I have to make these.

  15. Those cookies look delicious! I might have to try to make them with the kids over break time.

  16. Gingersnap cookies are the best and it’s really awesome to have them at home, ready for the kids to eat! I think this is lovely since it’s chewy as well.

  17. I have never made ginger cookies, and these look fantastic. Sounds like you have just the right balance of chewy and crispy. I’ll have to save your recipe so I can make these soon!

  18. I love gingersnaps, growing up I ate them with my grandmother all the time. They were hard and I thought he might break my teeth. I was missing was the chewy deliciousness I like in a cookie.

  19. I love baking on snow days. I’ve been in a baking mood the last month or so and we have made several different types of cookies. I should give these a try.

  20. Those cookies look fabulous! Molasses cookies are my favourite Christmas cookie and they go perfect with milk!! Love the matching Christmas jammies and your kids are so cute

  21. Now these cookies look perfect for this time of year, I could just imagine leaving a couple out for Father Christmas, along with a glass of milk.

  22. Love the decor you finished these cookies with and the kiddos in their jammies are super cute. I am looking for a Christmas recipe to try out and I think this one is right up my ally.

  23. Oh my goodness your daughter is so cute in her jammies, and these cookies look just about too pretty to eat! I swear my hubby could live on milk alone too…

  24. What a perfect treat to enjoy with a glass of milk! Love how easy these are to decorate, yet they add that holiday cheers into any day!

  25. I love me some gingersnaps and milk. Gingersnaps are one of my favorite snacks and it doesn’t take many to hit your taste buds.

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