Every year it never seems like there is enough time to bake all of the Christmas cookies that I want to try.
We have our old favorites but there is always something new that I have on the list to try.
Gingersnaps are one favorite Christmas cookie recipe that has been a tradition in my family since childhood.
I love the rich molasses and ginger spiced dough and the soft cookies.
These Caramel Pecan Gingersnap Thumbprints are a twist on the old classic Gingersnap recipe.
They’re still rolled in sugar, making the outsides sparkling, but in the center is pressed a pecan half and a pool of caramel.
You can use any store-bought dessert caramel sauce.
Or, you can try this Homemade Caramel Sauce.
Then, melted chocolate is drizzled on top.
To get a neat looking drizzle, I like to use a white plastic squeeze bottle. You can easily find this at a specialty cake shop or in many craft stores near the baking aisle.
Melt the chocolate and pour it into the container.
Then you tip it upside down and drizzle.
It makes a cleaner line of chocolate and, I think, an easier clean up.
This recipe makes about 5 dozen Caramel Pecan Gingersnap Thumbprints, but they are small cookies.
Because they’re small and they’re zoo good it is pretty difficult to stop and just one or two.
The Caramel Pecan Gingersnap Thumbprints dough freezes very well, just thaw it overnight in the refrigerator, if you like to prepare batches of dough ahead of time.
You can also follow the instructions in this Kitchen Tip: How to Freeze Cookie Dough. You will need to allow the balls of frozen dough to thaw before baking, otherwise the cookies will not spread enough.
What is your favorite Christmas cookie recipe? Please share it in the comments below.
More Christmas Cookies to try:
- Chocolate Cherry Cordial Thumbprint Cookies
- Orange Chocolate Cut Out Cookies
- Pistachio Orange Crescent Cookies
- Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
- White Chocolate Pistachio Cookies
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Check out some of her tasty Holiday Recipes.
I think the Almond Heart cookies look delicious.
Imagine how cute they would be cut out in Christmas Bells or Stars for the holidays.
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Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 64Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 3mgSodium 39mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 1gSugar 6gProtein 1g
Disclosure: This recipe for Caramel Pecan Gingersnap Thumbprints was created as a part of my partnership that I have with Fisher Nuts.
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GoodLifeEats.com offers recipe nutritional information as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although GoodLifeEats.com makes every effort to provide accurate information, these figures are only estimates.
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