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The perfect gingersnap cookie recipe, these old-fashioned ginger snaps are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside and rolled in sugar! They’re a perfect holiday baking recipe!
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I love gingersnap cookies, they are a favorite every holiday season. (Gingersnap or Ginger Snaps? I’ve seen it written both ways?) I love to gift them along with other classics like snickerdoodles, chocolate crinkle cookies, and cream cheese cookies. They are always a hit!
What are Gingersnap Cookies?
The perfect gingersnap cookie is hard to come by, you need them to be crisp on the outside and slightly chewy on the inside with the perfect amount of spice. This homemade gingersnap cookie recipe fits the bill perfectly!
The recipe is very simple and straightforward and comes together easily. Like many of the recipes I’ve been sharing lately, it comes straight from my grandmother’s recipe book, so it’s been tried and tested for over 30 years!
This is not a fussy recipe, you probably have everything you need already in your pantry.
- baking soda
- ground cloves
- ground ginger
- Beat together the butter and sugar until nice and fluffy.
- Add egg and molasses, followed by the remaining dry ingredients.
- Roll the dough into balls and give a sweet coating in sugar before baking.
They bake up very quickly and settle as they cool with those perfect characteristic cracks on top! This recipe also makes a big batch so it’s perfect for holiday gifting and parties!
Tips for best results
- These cookies spread a good bit so be sure to place them at least 2″ apart.
- There is no need to chill the dough in this recipe.
- Don’t skip coating the cookies in sugar, this helps make that signature crackle top!
Store at room temperature in an airtight container up to 10 days.
Yes! Freeze cookies in a freezer-safe container up to 3 months.
These crispy cookies make a “snap” sound when eaten, hence the nickname.
Here are some other old-fashioned recipes from my grandmother’s recipe book I’ve shared recently:
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