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 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 Handouts will include recipes for pound cake, strawberry cream, gingersnaps, watermelon rind relish, and minted peas. Joan Hunt,, "Insider View: When George Washington Dined At The Silas Deane House," 24 Oct. 2019 Step 3: Prepare Tail Feathers 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," 28 Aug. 2019 Cover as much of the cream as possible with a layer of gingersnaps, filling any gaps with broken snaps (breaking them yourself, if necessary). Jessie Sheehan, Washington Post, "If you like to eat your cocktails, this dark and stormy icebox cake is for you," 1 Aug. 2019 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

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First Known Use of gingersnap

1805, in the meaning defined above

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21 Nov 2019

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“Gingersnap.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 2019.

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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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