Sparkly Spice Bites make a great holiday cookie for a few reasons.

Sparkly Spice Bites Recipe

They are very light, which makes them perfect for shipping to loved ones. They also hold up great in a sealed container. If you find the traditional ginger cookies a bit too strong tasting, or if you are just looking for a twist to the traditional gingersnap, try these out.

Sparkly Spice Bites Recipe

To get the sparkly, sugar top, simply dunk one end in milk, then sprinkle with sugar. The top will have a sweet crunch, while the insides will be airy and soft.

Sparkly Bites Recipe

Sparkly Spice Bites

Sparkly Spice Bites are a twist on the traditional gingersnap that are airy, soft, and covered with a sugary top!


  • 3/4 c. molasses any kind
  • 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. butter no substitutes
  • 4 c. AP flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • Milk
  • Coarse decorating sugar or granulated sugar


  • Combine molasses, brown sugar, and butter in a large saucepan. Heat and stir until melted. Cool mixture about 20 minutes. Stir together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, and pepper in a large mixing bowl; set aside.
  • Beat eggs into cooled molasses mixture with a wooden spoon. Stir in flour mixture. Cover dough with plastic wrap, and chill for 1 to 2 hours or till easy to handle.
  • Divide dough into four equal portions. Roll each portion on a lightly floured surface into a 10-inch rope. Cut ropes diagonally into 3/4-inch pieces. Brush the top of each piece with milk, and dip in coarse sugar or granulated sugar; place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake in a 375-f degrees oven for 7 to 8 minutes or till edges are firm and bottoms are lightly browned. Transfer to wire racks and cool.

Sparkly Spice Bites Recipe