gin·ger·snap | \ˈjin-jər-ˌsnap \

Definition of gingersnap 

: a thin brittle cookie sweetened with molasses and flavored with ginger

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There are even edible products, like gingersnap weed cookies and other baked goods. CBS News, "Seeing green: Celebrities selling marijuana," 27 May 2018 Try crushed gingersnaps in the crust of a pumpkin pie, or a a peanut butter cereal crust with a peanut butter pie. Chelsea Zwieg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Some fantastic pies to make for Pi Day - 3/14," 13 Mar. 2018 To assemble: Spoon desired amount of gingersnap crumble on top of each custard jar. Brooke Parkhurst, Redbook, "5 Pies in a Jar to Make This Fall," 1 Oct. 2012 Her mom, Laura, developed a gingersnap cookie recipe because ginger naturally soothes the stomach. Southern Living, "We Love The Story Behind These Southern Gingersnaps," 31 Jan. 2018 In the meantime, Susan shared the gingersnaps with other patients – to rave reviews! Southern Living, "We Love The Story Behind These Southern Gingersnaps," 31 Jan. 2018 In a medium bowl, combine gingersnaps, butter and sugar. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Best Recipes of 2015," 22 Dec. 2017 The second is the Snap-O-Lantern: an addictive combination of spiced pumpkin ice cream and heaps of gingersnap cookies. Julia Sayers,, "Where to taste Birmingham's best pumpkin spice products," 3 Nov. 2017 Lars’ Own Swedish gingersnaps, $13.50 for 10.6 ounces, Martha Stewart,, "Projects perfect for celebrating the red, white and blue," 28 June 2017

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1805, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of gingersnap

: a hard cookie that is flavored with ginger


gin·ger·snap | \ˈjin-jər-ˌsnap \

Kids Definition of gingersnap

: a thin hard cookie flavored with ginger

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