Spicy Espresso Gingersnap Cookies
Spicy Espresso Gingersnap Cookies are soft, chewy gingersnap cookies packed with ginger, a hint of orange, and deep espresso flavor!
On Halloween I said I wasn’t anywhere near being ready for the Christmas season, and I meant it. HOWEVER…as soon as I got out shopping the next few days afterward and spied all the glitzy, shimmering holiday decorations and adorable serving trays, etc., my bah-humbug went out the window fast.
I’m not pulling out the holiday decorations yet, but I am using my Christmas mugs. I just love ’em! I got some some early cravings for some of my favorite holiday treats, too, and gingersnap cookies were on the top of my list.
I’m a ginger fanatic, and it’s one of the holiday flavors I love the most. Gingerbread men cookies, gingerbread, you name it.
I thought I would tweak my chocolate chip cookie recipe a bit and make a gingersnap version. I knew the base of those cookies was what I wanted, because they’re perfectly soft and chewy.
I spiced up this dough with plenty of molasses, warm spices, and a bit of orange zest to make it pop. I didn’t plan on adding espresso powder to the dough…it just kinda happened.
I thought the dough tasted great, but I thought espresso flavor would make it even better. I started with 1 teaspoon, then 1 1/2, then went full boar and stopped at 2 teaspoons.
Two teaspoons was just right. 🙂
I chilled the gingersnap cookie dough for a few hours while I went on my way and ran some errands, then after I rolled them into balls and tossed them in the sugar, I chilled them for a little longer while the oven preheated.
These gingersnap cookies came out exactly the way I wanted them — soft, puffy, chewy, with crispy edges and shimmering with sugar.
The flavor of these cookies is what’s going to keep you coming back for more, however. They’re packed with big ginger-molasses flavor, and the espresso deepens that flavor just the way it does chocolate. You just have to try it yourself to understand.
These spicy gingersnap cookies are what the holidays are all about, and are sure to please the ginger lovers on your gift list.
Or just keep ’em for yourself like I did. I’ll try and give some away next time. 🙂
Hungry for more ginger recipes? Try these:
Gingerbread Cake with Molasses Buttercream by Blahnik Baker
Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 23mg Sodium: 103mg Carbohydrates: 12g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 11g Protein: 0g