* All digital cards and invitiations have moved! Check out the new pingg.com >

Ginger Crunch Cookie Recipe + How to Make a Cute Graduation Cookie Display

For this year's graduation party, show your spirit by displaying your school's colors one final time! 

As a tribute to the place where you've created unforgettable memories the past few years, let yourself (and the graduate!) get creative by incorporating your alma mater's colors into a simple cookie tray!



Group store-bought pirouette cookies in a ribbon serve as a nod to graduation scrolls, and add sprinkles on top of chocolate-dipped cookies for a festive pop of color. To make something more personalized and homemade, Gingery Crunch Cookies are a simple and delicious snack guests can enjoy without feeling overly full.



  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 1/4 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
  • Powered sugar for dusting.

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Using a mixer on medium speed, beat butter and sugar together until creamy. Slowly add molasses and corn syrup until well-combined.

Add in remaining ingredients and mix until smooth, then chill for 30 minutes.

Thinly roll dough out on lightly floured surface to about 1/8-inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters of desired shape.

Bake on lined parchment lined cookie sheet for approximately 8 minutes.

After cookies are cool, lightly dust with powered sugar.

Makes: 6 dozen cookies

Find more party planning inspirations for Graduation Parties

Inspiration to your inbox

Want to receive the latest Celebrations.com ideas?

Get our newsletter »
DIY Fall Banner Craft for Kids Link to image gallery. Your kids will have a blast with this fun fall craft! »

Inspirations Delivered to Your Inbox

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter and have party tips and ideas sent straight to your inbox! You'll be the first to know about our best recipes, decoration ideas, invitation inspirations and more.