These White Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Cookies make the perfect holiday dessert. This classic recipe is so easy to make and encompasses all the best flavors of Christmas! #gingerbread #cookies #whitechocolate #christmas #holidays #baking #recipe

All right, we’re 11 days into December…are you sugared out yet?! I sure hope not because today I am sharing one of our favorite classic Christmas recipes with you…White Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Cookies!

If you’re looking for a classic gingerbread recipe that doesn’t require being rolled and decorated, and will make all cookie lovers go week in the knees, then consider your search over. These White Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Cookies are the perfect addition to any cookie tray! They are both chewy and soft and are not sickeningly sweet. They have a rich, spicy flavor that is beautifully complimented by the white chocolate chips…and are just all around irresistible.

This is a recipe made with butter, and flour, and molasses, and love. These White Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Cookies hold a special place in my heart because they are adapted from a recipe given to me by a friend many years ago.

 

These White Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Cookies make the perfect holiday dessert. This classic recipe is so easy to make and encompasses all the best flavors of Christmas! #gingerbread #cookies #whitechocolate #christmas #holidays #baking #recipe

When Ritch and I were first married we lived in a condominium in the suburbs of Chicago. We were blessed with the best neighbors, especially a couple who lived on the floor below us. They were fellow believers, and foodies and the husband was also a science teacher! We had so much in common and loved our time of fellowship together!

We were always exchanging the goodies we made, and these White Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Cookies were one of my favorites my friend ever left on our doorstep! Even though it has been years since we have seen each other, I had lost the recipe and reached out to her to see if she still had it, because I had to make her cookies again! I made a few tweaks, here you have the best White Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Cookies you will ever eat in your life!

These White Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Cookies make the perfect holiday dessert. This classic recipe is so easy to make and encompasses all the best flavors of Christmas! #gingerbread #cookies #whitechocolate #christmas #holidays #baking #recipe

White Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Cookies: Method 

This is your basic, classic cookie recipe. there’s nothing fancy to see here! 🙂 But here are a few notes and tips to make sure that these cookies turn out perfectly every time!

Batch size. I just wanted to note that I scaled this recipe down so that it makes 12-14 cookies when using a small cookie scoop {or about 2TBS dough per cookie}. I did this because my family loves to make lots of cookies in the month of December, and we prefer smaller batches of many different varieties. If you’d like to make more, simply double {or triple} the recipe!

Chill the dough for at least 1 hour or overnight. This will ensure beautiful cookies and will prevent them from flattening during baking.

Mixing. I use my Kitchen Aid mixer but if you have a hand mixer that works great too!

These White Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Cookies make the perfect holiday dessert. This classic recipe is so easy to make and encompasses all the best flavors of Christmas! #gingerbread #cookies #whitechocolate #christmas #holidays #baking #recipe

 White Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Cookies: Substitutions

As always I recommend making this recipe exactly as written, but here are a few possible substitutions!

All-purpose flour. Gluten-free all-purpose flour can be used in this recipe in place of the regular all-purpose flour for a gluten-free variation!

White Chocolate Chips. I wanted to take a moment to chat about white chocolate chips. I implore you to only use high-quality white chocolate in baking! Read the ingredient list. If cocoa butter and sugar aren’t the first two ingredients then run for the hills. My favorite variety in taste, texture and quality of ingredients is the Trader Joe’s brand white chocolate chips! Plus they’re easy on the wallet too!

If white chocolate chips aren’t your thing, then feel free to substitute butterscotch or cinnamon chips for amazing results!These White Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Cookies make the perfect holiday dessert. This classic recipe is so easy to make and encompasses all the best flavors of Christmas! #gingerbread #cookies #whitechocolate #christmas #holidays #baking #recipe

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White Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Cookies

Traditional, chewy gingerbread cookies with white chocolate chips will be everyone's favorite this holiday season! 

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 28 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  3. Mix dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt) together in a small bowl, set aside.
  4. In the bowl of your standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and brown sugar for two minutes.
  5. Add molasses, egg and vanilla to the butter/brown sugar mixture and beat for 60 seconds or until mixture becomes lighter brown.
  6. Add dry ingredients and beat until combined.
  7. add white chocolate chips and stir until evenly distributed.
  8. Put dough in airtight container in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

  9. Use a small cookie scoop, or roll 2 TBS portions of dough into balls by hand and place on prepared cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  10. Bake for 10-13 minutes in preheated oven until tops are set.
  11. Let the cookie sit on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool!

These White Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Cookies make the perfect holiday dessert. This classic recipe is so easy to make and encompasses all the best flavors of Christmas! #gingerbread #cookies #whitechocolate #christmas #holidays #baking #recipe

I know you’re used to finding healthifed recipes on my site. But did you know I started this blog to keep a record of all of our family’s favorite recipes? Especially now that we have three daughters, I wanted to create a resource for them to quickly and easily find our family’s favorite recipes once they are grown and have families of their own.

That being said, life is about balance! We eat cookies, pretzel bread, and homemade pizza regularly in our home. Since we are blessed to not have any dietary restrictions, we choose to enjoy food without over-thinking it. We eat mostly healthy & nourishing foods with a few treats, like these White Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Cookies thrown into the mix! I hope you are served by the fact that we don’t only eat one particular way, and that you also enjoy a variety of recipes from healthy meals and deserts to more indulgent ones!

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