ginger oatmeal cookies

Happy Tuesday, friends! This week I’ve decided to alter my posting schedule on account of the long weekend. I went to Rhode Island with mom, step-dad, Rebe, and Alex and we had an absolute blast. It was so nice to get out of the city and experience a beautiful part of the world.

Today’s post is something I’ve been so excited to share with you all: say hello to these White Chocolate Ginger Oatmeal Cookies. It’s as if an oatmeal cookie married ginger and had a fling with white chocolate on the side. Does that even make sense? I want it to. 

I haven’t made cookies in a while, but after making these chewy oatmeal cookies it’s all I want to do. Specifically, I’d like to make these cookies again on account of how delicious they were. The oatmeal cookie dough is mixed with ginger, which adds a sparkle of flavor. The white chocolate is not only decorative, but also a welcomed sweetness to offset the spicy ginger.

Like, you know how milk and Indian food go together? Well, friends, so does ginger and white chocolate.

I top it all off with some candied ginger for the final sweet zing. In all, it makes for a well-balanced cookie. And note that here well-balanced has nothing to do with nutrition and everything to do with flay-vuh.

ginger oatmeal cookies with white chocolate

How to make these ginger oatmeal cookies

The key thing to remember when making chewy oatmeal cookies is to give the butter and sugar lots of time to cream together. I know 4 minutes seems like a long time (or at least it does when you’re hangry and just want cookies NOW), but you really do need to spend that long creaming the butter and sugar.

Once creamed together, add the egg and vanilla to the butter and sugar. Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients, being careful not to over mix. Fold in the old-fashioned oats with a spatula until just combined (old-fashioned oats are key here! None of that steel-cut or instant stuff).

Scoop the cookie dough onto a parchment paper-lined baking tray and bake for about 12 minutes, or until the cookies start to turn golden brown. You’ll need to let the cookies cool completely before dipping them in white chocolate, otherwise they’ll fall apart! Once the cookies have been dipped in white chocolate, sprinkle on some chopped candied ginger and dig in.

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White Chocolate Ginger Oatmeal Cookies

  • Author: Sarah Fennel
  • Yield: 14 cookies 1x
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Ingredients

For the cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats

For the white chocolate

  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup candied ginger, finely diced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract for an additional minute.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, ginger, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. With the wet ingredients mixing on low speed, slowly incorporate in the dry ingredients until almost combined. Remove from mixer and fold in oats with a spatula.
  4. Scoop 2 tablespoons of cookie dough into a ball and place on cookie sheet, leaving 2 inches in between each cookie. Bake cookies for 12 minutes, or until just beginning to get light golden brown. Allow to cool on cooling rack before frosting.
  5. Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler until completely melted, then dunk each cookie half-way into the white chocolate. Place frosted cookies on parchment paper, then sprinkle with candied ginger pieces. Allow for white chocolate to harden completely before devouring!!!

More ginger desserts from Broma Bakery:

Gingerbread Millionaire Bars

Ginger Molasses Apple Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

Ginger Lemon Bars

Nutella-Stuffed Gingersnap Cookies

Drunken Pear Ginger Bread

49 comments

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Liz @ Floating Kitchen
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I mean, now I think we need to dip ALL of cookies forever and always. Why the heck not! These look FAB. Make some for me, please!!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Right? It’s so simple, why isn’t this a thing!? We’re making it a thing 🙂

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Medha @ Whisk & Shout
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Candied ginger is EVERYTHING. These cookies look amazing and I love the white chocolate and ginger combo. Pinned 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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It is though! A little sweet, a little zing, a little spice… it’s allllll there.

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Tori@Gringalicious.com
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These cookies look just like my mom’s oatmeal cookies that I used to love as a kid and I love that you added ginger and white chocolate! So yummmmm!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Well then you have to try them!! XO!

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Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes)
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That white chocolate with that kick of ginger? Amazing!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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A perfect combo 🙂

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Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
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Love these! Oatmeal cookies are a favourite of mine and love the dip and candied ginger. Such a treat 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Jennifer! Oatmeal ARE the best 🙂

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Joan Hayes
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Sarah, these cookies are gorgeous! I love how you dunked them, and decorated them with the candied ginger. White chocolate and ginger is a combo I haven’t tried yet, but it sounds lovely!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Joan! It’s one of my new favorite combos!

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Jess @ whatjessicabakednext
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These oatmeal cookies look so good! Love the idea of dipping them in chocolate! 😀

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Who needs chocolate chips when you can dip your whole cookie in chocolate!

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Jessica | A Happy Food Dance
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I love ginger but I’ve never tried it on a cookie! I think these could easily be amazing with dark chocolate as well! And I just love cookies, they are my favorite thing to bake (and eat!).

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Oooh, I totally agree! It would be fun to do half and half 🙂

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Traci | Vanilla And Bean
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Oatmeal cookies are sooo fabulous and you just stepped these up a few notches by dipin em’ and adding that candied ginger! Love it!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Traci! Taking it to the next level 🙂

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Beeta @ Mon Petit Four
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Sarah, if I wasn’t already craving a cookie, I certainly am now! These oatmeal ginger cookies look positively delectable! What a great flavor combination, especially the melted white chocolate. These not only look mouthwatering, but they also look so beautiful…I can imagine presenting these as a lovely gift to family or friends! 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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They’d be a perfect gift, you’re right! Thank you so much, Beeta!

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Sam @ SugarSpunRun
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These are genius Sarah, I absolutely love the flavor combination. I need these in my life, immediately.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks Sam! You’re welcome over any time 🙂

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Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom
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Sarah, I love these cookies!!! oh my gawd, seriously everything I love in ONE cookie!!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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So glad you like them, Alice! They are seriously dangerous!!

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Christina @ Bake with Christina
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Those cookies look SO amazingly delicious! And I love how you dipped them in white chocolate – yum!! Pinned 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Heck yeah! Thanks Christina!

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Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
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Oatmeal cookies are my favorite and these are the prettiest ones ever! The candied ginger and oatmeal with the pretty white chocolate dip totally make sense and sound like the perfect marriage! Love these!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Kelly! They are a match made in heaven!

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mira
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Your cookies are always gorgeous Sarah! These look extremely delicious! Pinned to try them!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Aww thank you Mira!

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Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen
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Make these when you come in August? I love love love oatmeal cookies.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Deal.

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Karishma
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Oh my god, these look amazing!! That white chocolate is perfect..and white chocolate happens to be my favorite. And they look super easy to make too! Definitely pinning.

Also just caught up on your blog posts and I read that you moved/are moving to Boston?! That’s so exciting! I’ll be there starting in September…if I can ever find an affordable apartment haha.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Yes! And ugh, story of my life. My sister and I just found a place in Brighton. Allston/Brighton is the way to go in terms of rent $. Even there, though, it’s ridiculous how expensive it is!! Keep me posted on things and we can get coffee again 🙂

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Karishma
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Yes I will keep you updated! And I know, that’s the smartest area to live in I realized…unfortunately my roommate is going to be working at Porter and it’s too far for her, so we’re struggling to find anything in between that’s not insanely priced, haha.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Ahhh, I see. Check Davis, that might be good! But obviously farther out for you.

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Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire
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I’m all about a well-balanced cookie. These need to be in my belly right now!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Heck yes! You’ve gotta make em 🙂

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Joanne
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So you’ve basically combined all my favorite cookie things…IN ONE COOKIE. I plan on downing a whole batch of these, and SOON.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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YES PLEASE DO YOU MUST YOU’LL LOVE THEM

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Anne Marie
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Weird that I now have that “when I dip you dip we dip” song in my head after staring at these gorgeous white-chocolate-dipped cookies? I guess it will serve as a constant reminder to make these!! 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Uhh, why didn’t I think of that as an Instagram caption?! Ha!!

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Zainab
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First off stunning cookies and pictures!! Secondly…the flavors remind me of the holidays and I want to eat a dozen right now!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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You’re totally right! I couldn’t help but post them now. Maybe I’ll do a variation later in the year 🙂

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Gillian
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I just made these yesterday and they are AMAZING. I can’t stop eating them!! It’s only sort of a problem..

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Lauren
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These are delicious! So glad I doubled the recipe! I’m not a huge fan of candied ginger, but I loved the subtle heat of the ginger. Thanks for a great recipe!

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