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

The Perfect Holiday Season Cookie

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

Sparkly Gingerbread 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

Holiday Cookies Great for Dunking in Milk

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 Gingerbread Spice Bites Recipe

As you dip them, the bites soak up the milk, enhancing their soft and moist texture while harmonizing with the sweet and spiced flavors. It’s a comforting and satisfying experience!

The Perfect Spice Blend Holiday Cookie

These delectable treats encapsulate the essence of gingerbread, offering a blend of sweet molasses, brown sugar, and a medley of spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. The subtle hint of pepper adds a delightful kick to these bites, balancing the sweetness with a touch of warmth.

With the light and fluffy texture provided by baking soda and the binding power of eggs, these bites are a perfect combination of moist and flavorful. And to make them extra special, a dusting of coarse decorating sugar or granulated sugar adds a sparkling finishing touch, turning each bite into a festive and delightful indulgence, ideal for holiday gatherings and spreading the joy of the season.

Sparkly Gingerbread Spice Bites Recipe

Ingredients for Sparkly Gingerbread Spice Bites

Molasses: A thick, dark, and sweet syrup with a rich, robust flavor that gives a deep, sweet taste to the bites.

Brown Sugar: A sweetener with a warm, caramel-like taste that adds sweetness and moisture to your recipe.

Butter: A creamy, fatty ingredient that provides richness and flavor to your bites.

Flour: A dry powder used as a base, helping to bind the ingredients and give structure to your bites.

Cinnamon: A warm and aromatic spice that imparts a cozy and slightly sweet flavor.

Baking Soda: A leavening agent that helps the bites rise and become soft and fluffy.

Nutmeg: A fragrant spice that adds a gentle, nutty taste to your bites.

Pepper: A pinch of pepper adds a slight kick to your bites, balancing the sweetness with a hint of spice.

Eggs: Protein-rich ingredients that bind the bites together and add moisture.

Milk: Liquid dairy used to create a smooth and moist texture.

Coarse Decorating Sugar or Granulated Sugar: Sugar with larger crystals, perfect for adding a sparkly and sweet touch to your bites.

Equipment for Sparkly Gingerbread Spice Bites

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Sparkly Gingerbread Spice Bites Recipe

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.


Calories: 83kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 44mg, Potassium: 63mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 58IU, Vitamin C: 0.01mg, Calcium: 11mg, Iron: 1mg


Sparkly Spice Bites Recipe