Gingersnap Cookies

Gingersnap Cookies

Quick and easy homemade gingersnap cookies with warm spices and molasses taste like the holidays. Give as a gift or take to a cookie exchange.
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  • Serves: 18 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 350 F. Prepare two cookie sheets by lining with parchment paper.
  3. Step 3

    Combine the butter or shortening, sugar, molasses, and egg in a large bowl until light and fluffy. 
  4. Step 4

    Stir together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg in another bowl.
  5. Step 5

    Stir the flour mixture into the molasses mixture. 
  6. Step 6

    Form the dough into 1-inch balls using a 1 tablespoon scoop, and roll in additional granulated sugar. 
  7. Step 7

    Place each ball 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 12 minutes for a softer cookie and longer for a crisper cookie.
  8. Step 8

    Cool on a wire rack.
  9. Step 9

    Store in an airtight container.