Gingersnaps

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 chef-in-training.com ...An easy, delicious and classic winter recipe! These cookies are SO good!

4.3 from 8 reviews
Gingersnaps
 
An easy, delicious and classic winter recipe! These cookies are SO good!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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.

Enjoy!

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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

    5

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

  3. Darlene

    5

    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

    3

    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

    5

    just made this recipe and loved it!

  7. Joan - My Cookie Clinic

    5

    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

    5

    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

    1

    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

    5

    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!