Chewy, spicy gingersnap cookies belong on every cookie table and dessert tray. Also, if you’re watching your calories, gingersnap cookies are a great choice at 48 calories a cookie.
My grandma made the best gingersnaps, usually at Christmas, rolled in red and green sanding sugar.
But if it’s not Christmas when you’re here reading about these crinkled molasses cookies, make them anyway!
Gingersnaps are good year-round.
I think I’ve finally nailed my late Grandma’s recipe but I tweaked it to create a slightly spicier cookie.
Gingersnaps (Just Like Grandma Made!)
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Do you have all of your Christmas shopping done?
I do not!
But it’s okay.
The super important things, i.e. teenage boy gifts, have arrived.
They just need to be wrapped.
I won’t mind wrapping if I can do it with perhaps a Lemon Drop Martini and a tray of these gingersnaps by my side.
Did you know that gingersnaps can forge a divide between strangers?
Gingersnap Cookie Recipe Notes:
These molasses cookies will be easier to make with an electric mixer but if you don’t have one, you can make this dough with a strong arm and a sturdy spatula.
Spice is an integral part of gingersnap cookies so make sure your spices are fresh.
If it’s been a year or even six months since you baked or cooked anything with ginger, cinnamon and cloves, throw those old spices out and replace them before you make this recipe.
Pro tip: replenish spices at your natural food store or food cooperative.
You can purchase tiny amounts of spices, which are most likely going to be much fresher than bottles of spices that have been lingering on a grocery store shelf.
You’ll also pay less.
These are gingersnap cookies made with butter.
You can use shortening instead if you’d like but butter is better.
Molasses is another critical component of this recipe.
While I’m all about making substitutions when possible, there is no substitute for molasses in these old fashioned gingersnap cookies.
You won’t get the right results if you try to sub dark corn syrup or maple syrup.
Nutrition Information: Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 68Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 121mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g
Do you like gingersnaps? What’s your favorite recipe for them?