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Old Fashioned Gingersnap Cookies Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American, Southern


These Old Fashioned Gingersnap Cookies are good any time of the year, but they’re especially good at Christmas time. They just make your kitchen smell like Christmas while they bake.



3/4 cup Butter, softened
1 cup Granulated Sugar
1 Egg, large, at room temperature
1/4 cup Molasses
2 cups All-Purpose Flour
2 teaspoons Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ground Ginger
1 teaspoon Ground Cloves
1/4 teaspoon Salt
Additional sugar for rolling cookie dough in.


Place softened butter in a large mixing bowl.
Add the sugar.
Cream butter and sugar together until creamy smooth.
Add the egg.
Add the molasses.
Mix again until fully combined.
In a separate bowl, add the flour.
Add the baking soda.
Add the ground cinnamon.
Add the ground ginger.
Add the ground cloves.
Add the salt.
Whisk all the dry ingredients together.
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing well.
Cover the dough and place in refrigerator to let chill for at least 30 minutes.
Scoop out dough. Roll in palms of hands and shape into round balls.
Roll the balls of dough in granulated sugar.
Place cookie dough on ungreased baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart.
Place in 375F degree oven and bake for 10 minutes until set and tops begin to crack.
Remove when done and place on wire rack to cool.


Makes about 24 cookies.

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