So these were made last year so we aren’t really going that far back. But I thought I would feature them again as they are literally the number one source of traffic from Pinterest right now, with many people coming back and telling me how yummy they are. I recommend these cookies for cookie exchange big time. Not everyone likes gingerbread flavors, but those who do will thank you greatly for making these.

I do have to say that I am in awe that this little cookie is the thing that currently people are coming to my site to see. I mean they are good, don’t get me wrong but of all the things on my site, I am thoroughly amused that this is what is getting the most traffic. :) For which I am extremely thankful for though. I have quite a few new readers to the blog thanks to Pinterest, not to mention a ton of ideas for myself!

White Chocolate topped Gingerbread Cookies

3 cups flour
2 tsp. Ginger, Ground
1 tsp. Cinnamon, Ground
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg, Ground (I used fresh)
1/4 tap salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 cup white chocolate chips

Mix flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt in large bowl.
Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
Add molasses, egg and vanilla; beat well. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Press dough into a thick flat disk. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of cookies just begin to brown. Immediately press about 5-6 white chocolate chips into center of each cookie. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Store cookies in airtight container up to 5 days.
Adapted from McCormick and Company Inc.

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  1. Terrific! I love their looks.



  2. They look delish! Gotta love pinterest.

  3. I was actually looking at these the other day while going through my bookmarks. If I hadn’t already started to defrost my pie dough, I would have gone to buy white chocolate chips. I think part of their appeal is that it’s so easy to imagine the flavours together. Warm spiceness of the cookie with the creamy sweetness of the white chocolate… *drool*

  4. I am shocked by certain things on my blog getting more hits as well. Funny how things work out. But these cookies do sound good, and ’tis the season!

  5. I made this dough and used it for the gingerbread cheesecake bites. What a hit! Thanks!!

  6. yeah those look good. I want to follow you on Pinterest!! What is your name on there Peabody!??

  7. These look great! I have yet to get into Pintrest – even though I have an account. I forget how I came to your site, but I definitely think it was a cookie recipe. Wish I could remember which one. They are all delish. :)

  8. @Elizabeth- it’s Peabody Rudd

  9. I certainly don’t remember what was posted last year, so these are like new to me! haha
    I love gingerbread flavors, but never thought to pair them with white chocolate – yummy!

  10. I remember these cookies from last year. They are so cute. I think I will make them for my Christmas eve open house this year.

  11. These look great for a cookie exchange! How many cookies does this recipe make? Thanks.

  12. I actually made these last year for a Christmas party at work and they were a big hit. They may make another appearance this year!

  13. @Jess- I rarely tell people how many cookies it makes becuase for example the original recipe said 5 dozen. I got about 2 1/2 because I make mine larger. So it really does depend on you.

  14. while i love gingerbread i’m not a fan of white chocolate – how do you think a chocolate version of these would work?

  15. @Jacquie- only one way to find out if a plain chocolate version would work out.

  16. A lot of what gets pinned over and over are things that really look good…great photography…which most of the things you make do. One of these days I’ll probably just end up pinning your whole blog!

  17. These are circulating around pinterest- a lot of my friends from high school/ childhood who I don’t think know you are pinning them. And, they’re being pinned from a ton of different people :).

  18. These are circulating around pinterest- a lot of my friends from high school/ childhood who I don’t think know you are pinning them. And, they’re being pinned from a ton of different people :).

  19. Finally getting around to making these, they are amazing! Thank you!

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