gin·​ger·​snap | \ ˈjin-jər-ˌsnap How to pronounce gingersnap (audio) \

Definition of gingersnap

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

Examples of gingersnap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pumpkin gingersnap pie, apple crisp cake, pecan pie bars, pumpkin caramel cake jars, cookie place cards. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "If pie baking is a no-go, buy one for Thanksgiving at Milwaukee-area bakeries, restaurants," 12 Nov. 2020 The 32-ounce candle smells of pumpkin, gingersnap, and whipped vanilla and comes in a fun sparkly jar. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, "9 Pumpkin-Scented Candles to Burn All Fall Long," 25 Sep. 2020 Using melted chocolate as glue, stick candy corns halfway around the perimeter of a gingersnap cookie. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, "How to Make the Cutest Thanksgiving Cake Pops," 17 Sep. 2020 Gingerbread Flip: Rye whiskey, gingerbread syrup, tiki bitters, whole egg and gingersnap cookie crumbs. Phillip Valys,, "Miracle, a Christmas pop-up bar, bringing cocktails, ugly sweaters to downtown Fort Lauderdale," 14 Oct. 2019 Choose a milder cinnamon so as not to overpower the gingersnap crust. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "8 recipes for the pumpkin spice lovers — and the haters," 14 Oct. 2019 Flips, because of the effort involved in achieving that froth, are a rare find on cocktail menus in general, and this one is all the more special with a sprinkling of gingersnap cookie crumbs. Paul Stephen,, "Pop-up Christmas bar Miracle on Houston Street downtown slinging the drinks you want this holiday season," 5 Dec. 2019 In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the gingersnap crumbs, 2 tablespoons of the granulated sugar, the pecans (if using), and ¼ teaspoon of the cinnamon to combine. Grace Wong,, "What’s the best pie crust for your holiday baking? We tasted 11 to find out," 4 Nov. 2019 Dessert will be a pumpkin-gingersnap blondie with candied cranberries and maple ice cream. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "Here are 10 Broward County restaurants that will make Thanksgiving dinner for you," 30 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of gingersnap

1805, in the meaning defined above

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“Gingersnap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of gingersnap

: a hard cookie that is flavored with ginger


gin·​ger·​snap | \ ˈjin-jər-ˌsnap How to pronounce gingersnap (audio) \

Kids Definition of gingersnap

: a thin hard cookie flavored with ginger

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