Gingersnaps are a classic winter recipe! These cookies are SO easy and so good!

They are chewier and softer than traditional gingersnaps which is why I love them so much! Chewy and soft cookies are my favorite kind of cookies :)

These cookies would make a fantastic recipe for your cookie exchange. My family couldn’t keep their hands off of them!

Gingersnaps from ...An easy, delicious and classic winter recipe! These cookies are SO good!

4.3 from 8 reviews
An easy, delicious and classic winter recipe! These cookies are SO good!
Recipe type: Dessert
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Add egg and molasses and beat until well mixed in. Add ginger, cinnamon, cloves, salt, baking soda and flour and mix until well combined.
  3. Roll into 1 inch balls and roll each ball in sugar. Repeat for all the dough.
  4. Place on greased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 13-15 minutes.


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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Nikki I looooove gingersnaps! I could eat them til my mouth was hot from ginger and my jaw was sore from all that snappiness :) But yours are soft, the best! Love these and pinned! I love those perfect crinkles, too!

  2. Kelly


    Newbie at I flatten the balls, or do they do all the work in the oven? Cannot wait to try these!!

  3. Darlene


    These are one of my favorite cookies. My mom use to make these cookies all the time when I was growing up. I miss her, maybe I will have to try these out in her honor.

  4. Susan Carrel

    fantastic recipes

  5. tami


    these are molasses crinkles, not ginger snaps! ginger snaps usually have a whole tablesppon of ginger, no cloves and less molasses. i just made this recipe and was very disappointed - the cookies are great, but i wanted ginger snaps not molasses crinkles!

  6. Tristan Mann


    just made this recipe and loved it!

  7. Joan - My Cookie Clinic


    Hi Nikki, These cookies look delicious! I wanted to let you know that they will be in a Christmas Cookie Roundup on my blog this week with a linkback to your site for the recipe. Happy Holidays! Joan-MyCookieClinic

  8. SweetCryssy


    This is almost EXACTLY like my family recipe for Gingersnaps!! It was always my Dad's favorite and I always had to make them if I was doing any other baking. The soft, chewy cookie is to die for..and the way they melt in your mouth makes them a dream. I've seen other recipes for Gingersnaps, but none have ever lived up to my own family recipe..til NOW! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  9. Jenni


    Made this recipe and it was awful - like another poster said, this is a recipe for molasses crinkles. So, I made a second batch, halved the molasses, tripled the ginger and doubled the cinnamon. Now THAT was a Gingersnap!

  10. Joel


    I make these cookies for a crust for my pumpkin cheesecake. Better than buying them in a store. I do all my baking from scratch

  11. Beth

    You mention 1 cup of sugar and then 1/2 cup on sugar at the end. It is 1.5 cups of sugar or is there a small typo here? thanks!