Soft Gingersnap Cookies Recipe

Soft Gingersnap Cookies Recipe

Looking for the perfect gingersnap cookie?vWell here it is! I have made a lot of gingersnap cookies over the past 10 years and guess what…I have never shared one of them. I personally never liked them enough to share. Until now. 

Here are some of my other favorite cookies to make during the holiday months!

Soft Gingersnap Cookies Recipe

Soft Gingersnap Cookies Recipe

Soft Gingersnap Cookies Recipe

ingredients for gingersnap cookie

  • 3/4 cup margarine 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 T water
  • 1/4 cup molasses 
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 t ginger
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t ground cloves
  • 1/4 t salt
  • sugar

instructions for gingersnap cookie

  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees
  2. In a bowl or mixer beat the margarine and sugar together. Then add the egg, water and molasses. Mix together and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl add the flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, salt and baking soda. Mix together. 
  4. Then gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. 
  5. Roll dough into balls and then roll in sugar and place on a cookie sheet and flatten slightly.  
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes and then remove onto a cooling rack and then eat! 
  7. Makes 2 dozen cookies. 

Gingersnap Cookies

Gingersnap Cookies
Looking for the perfect gingersnap cookie?

Well here it is! I have made a lot of gingersnap cookies over the past 10 years and guess what...I have never shared one of them. I personally never liked them enough to share. Until now. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup margarine 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 T water
  • 1/4 cup molasses 
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 t ginger
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t ground cloves
  • 1/4 t salt
  • sugar

Instructions

    1. Preheat over to 350 degrees
    2. In a bowl or mixer beat the margarine and sugar together. Then add the egg, water and molasses. Mix together and set aside.
    3. In a separate bowl add the flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, salt and baking soda. Mix together. 
    4. Then gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. 
    5. Roll dough into balls and then roll in sugar and place on a cookie sheet and flatten slightly.  
    6. Bake for 8-10 minutes and then remove onto a cooling rack and then eat! Makes 2 dozen cookies. 

Why We Love Soft Gingersnap Cookies

Traditionally, gingersnap cookies get their name from being a hard cookie! Not a tough cookie – that’s different! Typically, they are a harder cookie that “snaps” when you break it! That is not my favorite texture of a cookie. I LOVE a soft cookie that has all of the flavor I’m looking for!

I’ve never had a gingersnap recipe on this blog because it isn’t something I make regularly. But with this update to a traditional cookie (making it soft!) it has quickly become a holiday must have at our house!

Soft Gingersnap Cookies Recipe

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1 Comment

  1. Tami McCoy says:

    Is it necessary to use margarine? I only have butter.

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