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Holiday Cookie Inspiration

It just wouldn’t be the holidays without a huge of platter of cookies calling your name every time you walk by. We like to think that holiday cookies have zero calories and just 100% joy whether it be in baking, sharing or enjoying them!

We have gathered our favorite cookie recipes to share on our Virtual Cookie Exchange Pinterest Board from some notable local bakers and those gifted and passionate in the kitchen. You too, can create some holiday magic in the kitchen alongside The Faux Martha, I Am Baker, Fit Foodie Finds and more!

We also are honored to have partnered with a local organization for Holiday Reimagined that is much more than cookies! Cookie Cart is the Twin Cities’ leader in youth social enterprise. Their bakeries are classrooms, where hundreds of teens learn and build real world skills that prepare them for successful futures. They combine paid work experience with workshops to promote career and leadership development for youth and do all this while operating two commercial bakeries that make incredible cookies made with real, quality  ingredients!

Enjoy a recipe from one of our favorites from Cookie Cart – the Oh Snap! Gingersnap.

OH SNAP! Gingersnap Cookies by Cookie Cart


  • 2 ½ cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 2 large egg whites
  • Addtl. 4 tbsp granulated white sugar


  1. Preheat the oven at home to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, salt and cayenne in a bowl.
  3. Beat the butter in a mixing bowl until fluffy, add brown and white sugar until blended. Add molasses and blend. Add egg whites one at a time. Slowly add the flour mixture until all is well blended.
  4. Scoop the cookie dough in ¾ inch balls. Roll the dough balls in the additional sugar and arrange on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Gently press down with two fingers.
  5. Bake cookies for 8 to 10 minutes until tops are slightly rounded and cracked.
  6. Cool on a wire rack. ENJOY!

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