Rediscover the Magic of Grandma’s Ginger Snap Cookies

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There’s just something about old-fashioned ginger snap cookies that makes them a comfort food favorite for many people. Perhaps it’s the sweet and spicy flavor or the fact that they are so easy to bake. Whatever the reason, we think everyone should know how to make these delicious cookies! In this article, we will teach you everything you need to make old-fashioned ginger snap cookies!

What are ginger snap cookies?

Ginger snap cookies are a type of cookie that is characterized by their spicy flavor and crispy texture. They are made with ginger, cinnamon, and allspice, which gives them their characteristic flavor. They are also made with molasses, which adds to their sweetness and Crispy texture.

How to Make Old-Fashioned Gingersnap Cookies

Making old-fashioned ginger snap cookies from scratch is actually very easy! You will need flour, ginger, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, butter, granulated sugar, egg, and dark molasses. To begin, Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt, set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar together. Add the egg and molasses. Stir 1/2 of the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Stir in remaining flour mixture and mix until a soft dough forms.

Roll balls of dough into 1 inch diameter balls. Roll each ball in cinnamon sugar and place 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until the tops are rounded and slightly cracked. Let cool and serve.

Old Fashioned Gingersnap Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Serving Size 26 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses

Sugar Coating:

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar together. Add the egg and molasses.
  • Stir 1/2 of the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Stir in remaining flour mixture and mix until a soft dough forms.
  • Roll balls of dough into 1 inch diameter balls. Roll each ball in cinnamon sugar and place 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until the tops are rounded and slightly cracked. Let cool and serve.

Notes

  • Be sure to spread cookie dough balls enough on the baking sheet, they flatten more than other cookies while baking. 
  • If you want your ginger snap cookies to stay fresh and delicious, be sure to store them in an airtight container. You can also freeze them for up to three months! Just be sure to thaw them before serving.

We hope you enjoyed this article on old-fashioned ginger snap cookies! Be sure to try making them yourself and let us know how they turned out! Happy baking!

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