Gingersnap Cookies

A Ginger’s favorite cookie?! πŸͺ Gingersnaps! These cookies are perfectly crisp, yet chewy on the inside! You’re gonna wanna make yourself some!😁

Gingersnap cookies stacked on a mini cake stand

Gingersnap cookies scream everything fall! The cozy brownish color. The sweet smell of molasses… And the sharp spicy flavor of ginger. Yay fall! πŸ‚

Let’s talk Ginger

Ginger is a culinary spice that is widely used in many dishes for it’s spicy and somewhat sweet flavor. The ginger root is actually the plant’s rhizome. In botany, the rhizome is a type of stem located either underground or at the soil surface. The rhizome can send out shoots and roots.

Fresh ginger has yellow or white flesh and has a brownish skin. When using for culinary purposes, the skin is peeled off.

For this recipe, we will use dried ground ginger.

Ginger is said to have many health benefits including digestive and anti-inflammatory benefits. You can read more about ginger and it’s many benefits here.

Broken gingersnap cookie on a plate with cinnamon

Tools Needed to Make a Ginger Snap

A list of kitchen tools and gadgets you’ll need to create this recipe:

β™₯ Rubber Spatulas

β™₯ Cookie Sheets

β™₯ Parchment Paper

β™₯ Small Mixing Bowl

β™₯ Stand Mixer

I love using my Kitchen Aid for all of my cookie recipes including my White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies and my Double Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Gingersnap Cookies Video

Recipe and Instructions

I like to start by gathering and measuring out all of my ingredients. To make these yummy gingersnap cookies, you will need less than 10 ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.

Before getting started, you will also want to preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. You can also line your cookie sheets with parchment paper now. I have found the best results in baking cookies when using parchment paper.

Ingredients needed for Gingersnap cookies

To begin, cream together the vegetable shortening and sugar.

Mixing Shortening and Sugar

Add the egg and beat until light and fluffy. πŸ₯š

Adding Molasses to Gingersnap recipe

Mix in the molasses.

Mixing Gingersnap Cookie Dough

Occasionally, scrape down the edges of the bowl to be sure the ingredients are all coming together properly.

Mixing gingersnap cookie dough

Last mix in all of the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, and cinnamon.

mixing gingersnap cookie dough in cinnamon sugar

Using a cookie scoop, scoop the dough into balls. Roll the dough balls in cinnamon sugar until fully covered.

6 gingersnap cookie dough balls on a baking sheet

Bake the gingersnap cookies for 10-12 minutes, until the cookies start to crackle and the edges are set.

Gingersnap Cookies baking in the oven

Remove the gingersnaps from the baking sheet and cool the cookies on a wire rack.

Gingersnap Cookies

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Gingersnap Cookies

A sharp-tasting, perfectly crisp but chewy cookie with all of the ginger flavor.
Course Dessert
Keyword cookies, ginger
Prep Time 10 minutes


  • 3/4 cups Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1/4 cup Molasses
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 350Β°F. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper. I recommend using parchment paper for best results.
  • Beat together the shortening and sugar until creamy. Add in the egg and mix until light and fluffy. Mix in the molasses.
  • Mix in the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, and cinnamon.
  • Scoop the dough into 1 inch balls. Roll each ball in sugar. Place dough balls 2 inches apart on baking sheets.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove cookies from the baking sheets and cool on a wire rack.


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