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Crispy Gingersnap Cookie Recipe

Gingersnap cookies are a classic holiday cookie and so easy to make! Super crispy and chewy, these cookies have that classic snap that they should!
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Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas cookies, ginger cookies, holiday cookies, no chill cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 156kcal
Author: Sam Adler


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar plus 1/2 cup more for rolling cookies
  • 1/4 cup molasses unsulfered
  • 1 egg large
  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350° F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a medium sized bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the 1 cup butter with the 1 cup sugar and cream until a paste forms. Use a sturdy spatula if you're making this by hand or use the paddle attachment if using a mixer.
    Half of gingersnap batter in a glass bowl
  • Add in the 1/4 cup molasses and one egg and mix until a loose batter forms.
  • In a small bowl or piece of parchment paper, combine the 2 1/4 cup flour with the 1 1/2 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp each of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger along with 1/4 tsp kosher salt. Add to the wet ingredients and mix until a firm batter forms.
    Finished gingersnap batter in a glass bowl
  • Pour the remaining 1/2 cup sugar in a small bowl. Scoop out the cookie dough using a small ice cream scoop or a large kitchen spoon. Roll the dough balls into the sugar, then stagger 6 at a time in a baking sheet.
    three cookie dough balls rolling in sugar in a bowl
  • Bake for 15 minutes until the tops are crinkled!
    6 cookie dough balls staggerd on a baking tray



You cannot substitute baking powder for baking soda in this recipe
To make these dairy free use a vegan butter like Earth Balance


Nutrition Facts
Crispy Gingersnap Cookie Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 175mg8%
Potassium 69mg2%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 246IU5%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.