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Gingersnaps with Apple Glaze

Gingersnaps with Apple Glaze

When I was a kid, my mom would keep a regular supply of boxed gingersnap cookies in the house. I really loved those crisp little cookies dipped in milk. I decided to bake cookies for this week’s school lunch treat. When I went in search of a recipe, I stumbled upon this recipe from Inspired By Charm that looked irresistible and reminded me of my childhood treat. I really loved the idea of the apple glaze. The cookies took a little more effort because the dough needs to be refrigerated, but other than that, they were very easy to make. My kids, husband, and I love them. Seriously LOVE them. These gingersnaps with apple glaze are soft on the inside, crisp on the edges, spicy, and sweet. They are extra delicious dipped in ice-cold milk. Trust me.

Gingersnaps with Apple Glaze

How to Make Gingersnaps with Apple Glaze

Mix together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl, until well combined. Set aside.

Beat the butter and sugar together until creamy with a hand mixer. Gradually beat in the egg and molasses. Slowly add a bit of the flour mixture into the butter mixture, mix to combine. Add the remaining flour mixture and mix until a soft dough forms. Refrigerate the dough for at least 45-60 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat.

Once the dough is chilled, roll the dough 1 inch balls. Then, roll each ball in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.

Gingersnaps with Apple Glaze

Bake until the tops are slightly rounded and cracked, about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow them to sit for a few minutes before moving them to a wire rack to cool.

While the cookies are cooling, prepare the apple glaze. Whisk the powdered sugar and apple juice together in a small bowl. Add more powdered sugar if needed for a thicker glaze. Once the cookies have cooled, drizzle with the glaze. Serve with a glass of ice-cold milk. Enjoy.

Gingersnaps with Apple Glaze

 

Gingersnaps with Apple Glaze

 

Yield: 2 dozen (large) 3 dozen (small) 

Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes +/-

Ingredients:

Cookies:

2 cups  flour
1 tbsp ground ginger
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup dark molasses
1/3 cup cinnamon sugar mixture

Apple Glaze:

1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
2 tbsp apple juice

Directions:

Mix together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl, until well combined. Set aside.

Beat the butter and sugar together until creamy with a hand mixer. Gradually beat in the egg and molasses. Slowly add a bit of the flour mixture into the butter mixture, mix to combine. Add the remaining flour mixture and mix until a soft dough forms. Refrigerate the dough for at least 45-60 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat.

Once the dough is chilled, roll the dough 1 inch balls. Then, roll each ball in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.

Bake until the tops are slightly rounded and cracked, about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow them to sit for a few minutes before moving them to a wire rack to cool.

While the cookies are cooling, prepare the apple glaze. Whisk the powdered sugar and apple juice together in a small bowl. Add more powdered sugar if needed for a thicker glaze. Once the cookies have cooled, drizzle with the glaze. Serve with a glass of ice cold milk. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

 

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8 Comments

  1. Wow, looking yummy, will surely try it,thanks for sharing 🙂 do visit my blog too for more yummy recipes

  2. Your cookies look terrific! I made some giant soft ginger cookies one night last week; I think they lasted 32 minutes.

  3. They look absolutely amazing. Perfect with some milk or hot chocolate during those cold days :).

  4. Must be so good this cookies! They look amazing!
    Kisses

  5. These look SO much better than anything you can get at the store! Love!

  6. the apple glaze is a really wonderful idea and one i will absolutely use!