Chewy ginger cookies dipped in white chocolate decorated with festive sprinkles is a delicious addition to your Christmas baking repertoire.
Baking cookies is synonymous with Christmas. Ginger cookies even more so. These ginger cookies dipped in white chocolate is a Christmas regular for me. I love their gingery chew and the white chocolate adds just the right amount of sweetness. I love decorating them with festive sprinkles for added flair but they are perfect as is.
How to make ginger cookies
- Butter and sugar: Cream together room temperature butter and the sugars. I like using sticky dark brown sugar as well as regular white granulated sugar. The brown sugar adds flavor and chewiness to the cookies while the white sugar makes sure the edges are crispy.
- Golden syrup: Golden syrup is another addition to my cookie recipe that adds to the chewiness of these cookies. Golden syrup can be found in most supermarkets or online and is a great addition to your baking pantry. Add the golden syrup and egg to the butter and sugar mixture and mix well.
- Dry ingredients: Sift in flour, baking soda, salt and the ginger. I like using a whole tablespoon of ginger to really add oomph to these cookies. You can add other spices like cinnamon, clove and nutmeg too.
- Baking: Roll balls of the dough in between your hands then place on a parchment-lined cookie/baking sheet. Bake them for 10-15 minutes until they are golden brown and crisp on the edges. For crispy cookies, bake for an extra 5-10 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow to cool.
- White chocolate: Melt white chocolate then dip the cookies in, leaving half uncovered. Decorate with sprinkles and allow to set before serving.
Can I make gingerbread man cookies from this recipe?
This recipe is more designed for chewy cookies, rather than crispy gingerbread man style cookies. However, you can roll the dough out between two sheets of parchment paper then refrigerate for 30 minutes. Using a cookie cutter dipped into flour, cut the gingerbread men out and place on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for another 30 minutes before baking to prevent spreading. Bake until the cookies are crisp and golden brown.
Freezing and making ahead
- Freezing: Cookie dough balls can be frozen on a parchment-lined sheet and then transferred to a freezer bag. Bake the cookies from frozen.
- Make ahead: Cookie dough can be refrigerated for up to a day in advance. Baked cookies will last for 3-5 days in an airtight container at room temperature.
Christmas cookie recipes
- Coconut oatmeal cookies
- White chocolate cranberry cookie bars
- Easy spiced soft sugar cookies
- Nutella-stuffed choc chip cookie bars
White chocolate dipped ginger cookies
- ¾ cup butter room temperature
- ½ cup dark brown sugar
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1 extra-large egg
- ½ cup golden syrup
- 3 cups flour
- 1½ tsp baking soda / bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tbsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp salt
- 150 g (5oz) white chocolate for dipping
- sprinkles (optional)
- Line 2 large cookie sheets / baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F.
- Cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.
- Add the egg and golden syrup and mix well.
- Sift in the dry ingredients then mix until just combined.
- Roll small balls of dough in between your hands then place on the lined baking sheets.
- Place in the oven and allow to bake for 10-15 minutes until the edges are crispy and the cookies are golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
- Melt the chocolate then dip the cookies into the melted white chocolate. Decorate with sprinkles then allow to set before serving.