- 2 cups sugar
- 1-1/2 cups canola oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking soda
- 3 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Additional sugar
- 2 packages (10 to 12 ounces each) white baking chips
- 1/4 cup shortening
- In a large bowl, combine sugar and oil. Beat in eggs. Stir in molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
- Shape into 3/4-in. balls and roll in sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until cookie springs back when touched lightly. Remove to wire racks to cool.
- In a microwave, melt chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip cookies halfway into the melted chips; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Yield: about 14-1/2 dozen.
Reviews for Dipped Gingersnaps
"These are the best Ginger snaps I have ever made. My family is crazy about them. They like them without the dip but at Christmas i always dip them."
"How many cookie recipe has been posted?"
"These are always a favorite and requested often! I melt the chips in a mini crockpot and it works beautifully!"
"These have been a favorite for years and the recipe is always requested. I use white almond bark for the dipping and it works perfectly. (I melt in a double boiler, chocolate also works well.)"
"I didn't care for these at all. They tasted like their ingredients: oil and sugar, baked up crisp. They were not chewy at all, even though I kept them to the lower end of directions- 10 minutes. I disliked them so much that I tossed the 3 batches I baked and the remaining dough. I will look for a recipe that calls for some butter and brown sugar for more flavor and chewy softness. I cannot recommend these. Yuk."
"I have made these for many years and they are so good.The only problem I have is melting the white chips,,I have NEVER had luck with that process,,so at Christmas I rolled them in colored sugars for a more festive look.The recipe make a big batch.VERY delicious"
"I baked these as a favor to my best friend for her wedding... in the last 2 months since I have had so many requests for these and I seem to be baking them every week! Definitely adding this awesome cookie to my Christmas cookie list :)"
"This is a great recipe... everyone loves it!"
"I had these for the first time in a Christmas Cookie Take & bake Class in 2006 and we've made them every year since. My only problem with these cookies is we eat them way too fast and the dough is somewhat hard to work with."
"My daughter won state fair cookie contest with this recipe. We don't bother to dip them--the taste is so good, these cookies don't need dressing up."