Alton’s Ginger Snaps — 12 Days of Cookies

Related To:

Photo by: Tara Donne ©Tara Donne

Tara Donne, Tara Donne

It’s time for 12 Days of Cookies, Food Network’s annual virtual cookie swap. Each day, visit us here on FN Dish for a peek at new holiday cookies, party-planning tips and top techniques for rolling, spooning, slicing, baking and decorating delicious sweet treats to give — or keep — from favorite Food Network chefs. Visit Cooking Channel’s blog for even more great takes on holiday baking from Cooking Channel chefs and Food People alike.

Though they are crispier than classic gingerbread cookies, ginger snaps are made with many of the same ingredients and boast a warm, spicy flavor, just like their chewy counterparts. To balance the sweetness of his cookies, Alton uses both fresh and candied ginger with fragrant ground spices. When you take the cookies out of the oven, add a light dusting of “snow” to them by sprinkling each with a bit of sanding sugar.

Get Alton’s Ginger Snaps recipe and check out 12 Days of Cookies for dozens more recipes and baking inspiration. Then, join the conversation: Tell us what you’re baking this holiday season and what your all-time favorite cookie is.

Related reading:

Next Up

How to Put Together the Perfect Christmas Cookie Gift Box

Choose a fun variety of cookies, bake them up efficiently, pack them beautifully, and earn warm smiles from all your friends and family.

6 Easy Holiday Cookies to Make with Kids

Put all their extra energy to good use!

Change Up Your Cookie Swap — With a Cootie Catcher!

Or maybe you call it a fortune teller. Either way, it's the most fun way to make cookies.

Homemade Rainbow Cookies Are How I’m Honoring Christmas Tradition

I made the best of extra holiday time by recreating a family classic — and learned a few tricks along the way.

7 Red and White Christmas Cookies to Deck Your Holiday Table

Because red and green aren’t the only Christmas colors!

Why I Ruin a Few Christmas Cookies Every Year

It’s my meaningful way to keep past holiday memories alive.

Food Network Stars Share Their Best No-Bake Holiday Cookie Recipes

We've got picks from Ree Drummond, Molly Yeh and more!

Gluten-Free Holiday Baking

During holiday baking season, those who are sensitive to or intolerant of gluten needn’t miss out on all the sweet seasonal treats.

This Beloved Family Dish Is Always on My Orthodox Christmas Table

My grandmother made Podvarok every Christmas, and now I do too.