The Very Best Gingersnap Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
27 mins

Homemade Gingersnap Cookies are simple to whip up and the dough is freezer friendly.

Course: Baking, cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownie cookies, gingersnap
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 80 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 11 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter untill soft. Add the sugar and continue beating until smooth and creamy. Stop the mixer occassionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Stir in the vanilla, molasses and egg, combine thoroughly. Mix in the dry ingredients gradually until the dough is smooth.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide in half. Roll each half until it’s about 2 inches around, like a log. Wrap each log in plastic wrap and then roll them lightly to smooth them out. Refrigerate or freeze until firm.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment.
  5. Slice the dough into 1/4 inch rounds with a serrated knift being careful to keep their shape. Place the rounds on the baking sheet and sprinkle with granulated or course sugar.
  6. Bake for 10-13 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through the baking time. Let the cookies cool in the pan for about 2 minutes and then transfer to a wire cooling rack.
  7. Dough can be refrigertaed for up to five days or frozen for up to three months. Baked cookies can be stored in an air-tight container for a
Nutrition Facts
The Very Best Gingersnap Cookies
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 81mg4%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.