Gingersnap Cookies (Soft & Chewy)

"These are the ultimate soft and chewy Ginger Snap cookies! I constantly get requests and compliments on these cookies. I received this recipe from a friend and I have doubled and tripled this recipe for larger batches. These cookies freeze excellent. Enjoy!"
photo by Karen F. photo by Karen F.
photo by Karen F.
photo by Olivia S. photo by Olivia S.
photo by Inga C. photo by Inga C.
photo by Bonnie R. photo by Bonnie R.
photo by Jessica P. photo by Jessica P.
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  • Mix the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and cloves well and set aside.
  • In another bowl mix with a beater 1 to 2 minutes the sugar, margarine, egg and molasses.
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix by hand.
  • Take one good size tablespoons of dough (or more to make a bigger cookie) and roll into a ball.
  • On a plate put at least a 1/4 cup of sugar.
  • Then roll the balls into the sugar.
  • Bake at 350 on an ungreased cookie sheet (air-insulated type is the best) for 10 to 12 minutes.

Questions & Replies

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  1. k J.4606
    Can anyone tell me if they freeze well ?


  1. Olivia S.
    Delicious, chewy and exactly what I was looking for!
    • Review photo by Olivia S.
  2. GingerNut
    WOW! I just made these... first attempt of my life at Gingersnaps and I picked the right recipe! Had no idea how to tell if they were done so just did them 12 mins and once they cooled they were AMAZING! Love the texture and taste. I decided to brew a fresh cuppa to enjoy them properly and what a treat! Thanks so much for sharing this one, going in my favourites to pass on to my daughter! :D
  3. Inga C.
    Oh my! So delicious! The flavour creeps up on you and makes you feel warm and fuzzy with nostalgia. Thanks so much for this recipe!
    • Review photo by Inga C.
  4. erin.s13
    This recipe is a hit with my friends and family. I do replace the clove powder with pumpkin spice!
  5. Bonnie R.
    I have made these twice and they have turned out perfect each time! I didn't change the recipe at all except I used gluten free flour (the presidents choice brand) because some of my family have celiac. Also, my family wouldn't stop eating them so I had to hide them haha. Thanks for the recipe! I almost forgot! I had to bake them for 15-20ish minutes for them to cook all the way, it might've been the gluten free flour or it might've been my oven. Thanks again for the great recipe!
    • Review photo by Bonnie R.


  1. Lily M.
    I saw crystallized ginger as a decoration in the sample image, but I actually ended up chopping up some crystallized ginger and adding it directly to the dough and they turned out great! The addition is really nice and adds a bit more spice (if you’re into that sorta thing). I also added a pinch of salt to the dry ingredients and a little vanilla extract to the wet ingredients just for some more flavor.
  2. Kendall P.
    I didnt have clove so I used allspice and it was great.
  3. stargazer.tile
    I added 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper to the dry mix to add a little more have to be real careful with the cayenne pepper or they will be unedible.
  4. Malinda C.
    These came out wonderfully using flax in place of the egg (one tablespoon ground flax, two tablespoons water, stirred over low medium heat until the texture is similar to a raw egg white). I found my ideal bake time to be 8min 30sec but my oven seems to run slightly hot anyway. Flavor is good but I agree it could use more of a kick; next time I'll up the ginger.


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