Mary Beth Johnson is a writer based in Atlanta, GA. She is currently writing her first book in between school drop off and laundry piles.
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What better way to ring in the New Year than gingersnap cookie shooters for kids?! Spread out some festive dessert boards and toast to 2020 with homemade gingersnap lids, gold striped straws, and a shot of cold milk. Your kiddos are going to feel like grownups with their raised glasses (also known as espresso cups full of milk). Celebrate 2019 nearing completion and a new year just beginning family style!
I was originally going to make chocolate chip cookies for these kid-friendly shooters, but after seeing these gingersnaps all over Instagram via Bridget, I decided to switch gears. I am so glad I did! I thought the ginger and molasses would be a palette stretch for the kids, but we all dug the winter flavors. The spices seem heavy (a whole teaspoon of ginger?!), but trust me. They’re perfect.
Slightly soft in the middle.
Sugary on the outside.
Spicy on the inside.
The perfect dipper for a glass of milk.
Step Two: Fill your glasses with milk. I used little espresso cups we had on hand. Literally, the cutest. But you could use actual shot glasses or mini mason jars or whatever you have on hand. Just make sure that you know what glasses you’ll use before you bake the cookies, so that you can have your cookies match the diameter of your glasses and completely cover the tops.
Step Four: stack your cookies on top of your glasses.
Step Five: poke straws in through the cookie holes and snip off the ends to desired length.
Step Six: throw some sprinkles on top for some extra color.
Voila! Happy New Year to you and yours!