Gingersnap S’mores from The Cookiepedia

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It’s no secret that I love cookies. Ever since I was kid, they’ve been my favorite dessert (okay, they might be ties with ice cream as my favorite). Mom had an old cookbook devoted entirely to cookies that was always fun to look through. Every holiday season, we’d pull it out and decide what we wanted to make – they were all good. Unfortunately that book is long out of print (she got it at a yard sale, and it looked pretty old even then). So you can imagine my excitement when I found out that a new cookie-themed cookbook was coming out, right in time for cool autumn nights that call for fresh from the oven cookies.

The Cookiepedia, by Stacy Adimando definitely doesn’t disappoint. First off, the book is adorable! From it’s brown paper bag cover to the bright colors and cute illustrations to the spiral binding that lays flat on the counter, this book is really nicely put together.

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The recipes themselves range from classics (chocolate chip, pecan sandies) to fancier recipes (cornmeal cookies with rosemary, French macarons) arranged into chapters like “buttery,” “chocolaty,” and “spicy.” Each recipe has tips, twists and variations, and a place to record your own notes. Like I said, the design is really nice – you can tell they put a lot of thought into how it was laid out.

The recipes are short, easy to follow, and for the most part can be made with ingredients that you probably have on hand. And they’re good. Really good. The chocolate sandwich cookies with cream filling taste like the best Oreos you’ve ever imagined. I may or may not have eaten half a batch of the gingersnaps in one sitting. The pistachio butter cookies are  stroke of pure genius (like peanut butter cookies, but better).

My only complaint about The Cookiepedia is that there are only 50 recipes. I can only hope that there’s a sequel in the works.


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Gingersnap S’mores from The Cookiepedia

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Additional Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Calories: 374kcal


  • 3 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Ground Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup unsalted Butter at room temperature
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • ¼ cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • cup Molasses


  • Sift flour, baking soda, spices, and salt into a bowl and set it aside.
  • Cream the butter and sugars on medium spee for several minutes until smooth, light, and fluffy.
  • Beat in the egg, then molasses, and mix again. The dough will start turning a lovely brown color.
  • Mix in the flour mixture one-third at a time. Turn out the dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough into two 9-inch logs. Wrap in foil and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until firm enough to slice.
  • Grease several cookie sheets. Using a sharp knife, cut sliced 1/4 to 3/8 inch thick. Place on cookie sheet and sprinkle the tops with additional sugar.
  • Bake at 350F for 6 to 10 minutes, until set but not browned. Cool sheets for a few minutes before moving cookies to a wire rack.
  • Once cooled, sandwich two gingersnaps with a small dollop of marshmallow fluff. Dip in melted chocolate that has been cooled slightly.


On their own, these gingersnaps are crispy, spicy, and reminiscent of graham crackers. They're softer than the store-bought snaps, and so much better. Sandwiched with marshmallow fluff and sipped in chocolate, they're the perfect treat to usher in the cooler weather. Unbaked dough keeps well in the refrigerator and can be frozen.
Reprinted with permission from The Cookiepedia.
Nutrition Facts
Gingersnap S’mores from The Cookiepedia
Amount Per Serving
Calories 374 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Carbohydrates 75g25%
Protein 12g24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
By on September 11th, 2011

About Lauren

Hi, I'm Lauren! I'm a certified plant-based cook and enthusiastic omnivore who loves looking for creative ways to make weeknight meals more nutritious. I'm the author of Heathy Eating One Pot Cookbook and Healthy Meal Prep Slow Cooker Cookbook. I also blog at The Busy Foodie.

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8 thoughts on “Gingersnap S’mores from The Cookiepedia”

  1. Baking temp is not stated….. 375 worked pretty well but you really don’t need to cook them longer then 6 minutes. Great idea and recipe.

    • Sorry about that! That is one of the downsides of the book thatI forgot to mention – the cooking temp isn’t in a “normal” place so it can be a little hard to find. I missed it when I was copying down the recipe here. I’ve edited the post to show that they cook at 350. I’m glad 375 worked out for you though!

  2. I’m reviewing this book next week and I’ve loved both of the cookies I made from it as well! I need to try these…gingersnap smores sound too good to NOT make!


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