Our favorite Gingersnap Cookies are crispy on the outside and soft and chewy in the center. It’s makes the best traditional gingersnaps, with the perfect flavor.
What I love about this recipe:
- Perfect Texture: I’m a snob when it comes to Gingersnap Cookies. They have to be crisp on the outside, but chewy, and these are spot on!
- Family recipe: these are my mother-in-law’s famous easy gingersnap cookies and she never serves them without some pumpkin dip to go with.
- Freezer-friendly: Make a big batch and save the extras for holiday parties, thanksgiving dessert, or just a cozy fall evening.
How to Make Gingersnap Cookies:
Make Cookie Dough: Mix butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and until well creamed together, about 3 minutes. Add egg and molasses then mix well to combine. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, and cinnamon.
Bake: Scoop into balls then place on an un-greased baking sheet. Bake old fashioned gingersnap cookies at 350 degrees F for about 10-12 minutes (or slightly longer if you like them more crispy).
Make Ahead and Freezing Instructions:
To Make Ahead: The dough will keep, covered, in the fridge for up to 4 days before baking.
To Freeze: Allow baked gingersnap cookies to cool completely. Store in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 3 months. Freeze Gingersnap cookie dough for up to 3 months.
More Cookie Recipes:
- M&M Cookies
- Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Sugar Cookie Bars
- Ginger Molasses Cookies
- Pecan Sandies
- Reindeer Cookies
- Christmas Cornflake Wreaths
- Super Soft Sugar Cookies
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- Add butter and sugar to a mixing bowl and beat until well creamed together. Add egg and molasses and mix well to combine.
- Stir in flour, baking soda, salt, ginger and cinnamon.
- Scoop into balls and place on an un-greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 10-12 minutes (or slightly longer if you like them more crispy).
- We love to serve gingersnaps with this pumpkin dip.
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I originally shared this recipe October 2020. Recipe updated September 2023.
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