Ginger Snaps Cookies

These Gingersnap Cookies are a Holiday Tradition in my house. Delicious and easy to make! If you’ve never tried these you are missing out!

Ginger snaps Cookies

One of the many reasons I love the Holidays is for all the awesome baked goods we get to make and eat. And one of my Holiday favorites are these Ginger Snaps Cookies.

There are a few different methods for making a good Ginger snap cookie, but this particular recipe is my favorite.

Ginger snaps Cookies

What I really like about this Ginger Snaps Cookies recipe is not only the awesome flavor but the texture. The end result is a thin but flexible cookie with a somewhat moist center.

I recently made a batch and they were gone within 2 days! Just make sure you keep them in an airtight container – assuming you don’t eat them all at once!

I often get asked what a good substitute for molasses would be. Not sure if it’s because they don’t have any on hand or simply don’t like the flavor.

You have a few options as far as substitutes go: dark corn syrup, maple syrup, honey or even some dark brown sugar with a little water added to it.

Remember that substituting for one of these ingredients will alter the overall flavor of this recipe.

Gingersnap Cookies

You will need the following ingredients to make this Ginger Snaps Cookies recipe (see recipe card for quantities): All Purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Ground Ginger, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Cloves, Salt, Shortening, Light Brown Sugar, Eggs, Molasses and Sugar.

  1. Sift together the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt into a bowl and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and molasses and beat well.
  3. Reduce the mixer to low speed and gradually add dry ingredients beating well.
  4. Form a ball with the dough and wrap it in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes until the dough is firm.
  5. Preheat over to 350°F. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Tear off pieces of dough and form golf ball sized dough balls. Roll the dough balls in sugar and place them about 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
  7. Bake the cookies until they flatten. Depending on your oven this should take 10 to 15 minutes. The tops of the cookies will be deeply cracked and the centers should be somewhat soft.
  8. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.

Printable Recipe Card

Gingersnap Cookies

Ginger Snaps Cookies 🍪

These Gingersnap Cookies are a Holiday Tradition in my house. Delicious and easy to make! If you've never tried these you are missing out!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Refrigeration 30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 36
Calories 91 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing
  • Baking Sheet
  • Wire Rack

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cloves
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • Cup Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ Cup Molasses
  • Sugar for Rolling

Instructions
 

  • Sift together the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt into a bowl and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and molasses and beat well.
  • Reduce the mixer to low speed and gradually add dry ingredients beating well.
  • Form a ball with the dough and wrap it in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes until the dough is firm.
  • Preheat over to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Tear off pieces of dough and form golf ball sized dough balls. Roll the dough balls in sugar and place them about 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
  • Bake the cookies until the flatten. Depending on your oven this should take 10 to 15 minutes. The tops of the cookies will be deeply cracked and the centers should be somewhat soft.
  • Remove from oven and let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet. Transfer to rack to cool completely.

Notes

Keep Cookes in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 91kcalCarbohydrates: 13gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 90mgPotassium: 51mgSugar: 7gVitamin A: 5IUCalcium: 13mgIron: 0.5mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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4 Comments

  1. Brandi says:

    These are super easy to make and really good. I’ve already made them twice this month and will be making another batch tonight.

    1. Chef Rodney says:

      They are!!

  2. Sharon says:

    Love these cookies. Easy to make and oh so delicious.