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October 22, 2020

An Oh So Yummy Ginger Snap Cookies Recipe

Ginger snap cookies are probably one of my favorite cookies of all time. Well, they may be tied with chocolate chip cookies.

Ginger Snap Cookies

Did You Know I Am Particular In What I Like To Eat?

Most of the people in my life know that I am a VERY picky eater. In fact, this last weekend I was on a girls weekend with my book club girlfriends and a recurring comment was – “we need to open your palate a little more Pasha”. What they don’t realize is very often a picky eater personality is accompanied with a stubborn personality trait 🤷‍♀️.

I Hate To Admit It- But I Am Even Picky With Ginger Snap Cookies…

Ginger is a very unique flavor and to be honest, I think it took me YEARS to try my mom’s ginger snap cookie recipe. The biggest reason is probably because I only like soft cookies and my mom always makes these cookies with a big ole snap to them (thus the name I know…).

So while my cookies have the ginger flavor – I leave out the snap part. And I half the amount of ginger and cinnamon in my mom’s original recipe. Besides being a picky eater, I am also quite averse to spice or strong flavors. What can I say?

Ginger Snap Cookies

That said, with these three changes to my mom’s recipe, these cookies are now in my top three favorites. Did you catch my pumpkin cookie recipe? That is in the top three too…

Ginger Snap Cookies

Here are the ingredients you will need to make these cookies (whether you make them soft or hard!):

ginger snap cookies
Aren’t these kitchen labels cute btw?
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter (1.5 sticks)
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
ginger snap cookies
My mom’s original recipe that I lowered the cinnamon and ginger for

You might not be able to tell how I altered my mom’s recipe but hers called for 1 whole teaspoon of ginger and cinnamon and I added that /2 to make it less than half what my mom’s recipe calls for 🤪.

Here is the recipe for you to print out and/or save on Pinterest to make however strong or hard you would like to make it:

Ginger Snap Cookies

I hope you love my version of my mom's delicious recipe that I grew up with!
Course Cookies
Servings 5 dozen

Equipment

  • Electric Mixer
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Cookie Sheets
  • Bowls

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon I use a little less than this even!
  • ½ tsp ground ginger I use a little less than this too
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • extra sugar for rolling

Instructions
 

  • Beat sugar and butter in electric mixer
  • Add molasses and continue to mix
  • Add egg and mix again
  • Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt together in a separate bowl
  • Add to molasses mixture and mix thoroughly
  • Put cookie dough in a smaller bowl
  • Cover and chill in refridgerator for at least one hour up to overnight
  • Roll dough into one inch balls
  • Here is a ball next to a quarter for size
  • Roll each ball in extra sugar in a separate bowl
  • Place each ball two inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet
  • Bake at 360° for 5.5 – 6 minutes or until desired softness/hardness

Notes

My oven is quite strong and so I lower the temperature to 360 and only cook my cookies for at most 6 minutes. My mom likes her cookies a lot more well done and snappy than I do and cooks them in a 375 degrees oven for 8-10 minutes!
I have also gotten quite lazy over the years and actually do NOT mix my dry ingredients separately. In fact – I keep my electric stand mixer running and throw each individual dry item in one at a time… I have been doing this for YEARS so I cannot say I think mixing them together before combining with the molasses mixture makes any difference…
 
Keyword Cookies, fall cookies, Ginger snap cookies

Here is a photo of the bottoms of my cookies so that you know what to look for in your baking if you like your ginger snap cookies soft like I do!

Ginger Snap Cookies
Ginger Snap Cookies
The cookie on the left was cooked in the oven for about seven minutes and came out harder than I usually like!

My Favorite Baking Supplies

Ginger Snap Cookies

Williams Sonoma is my go to store for most of my kitchen accessories. About three years ago I bought these cookie sheets and am quite obsessed with them now! I also love my KitchenAid mixer that I have had for almost twenty years-truly a timeless addition to your kitchen! One more thing I personally enjoy having in my kitchen is seasonal spatulas. I have tried buying seasonal spatulas from other stores but in the end, the Williams Sonoma ones really are the best quality for the price that you are going to find! They have Fall and Christmas ones available right now!

These are all of my kitchen favorites for you to see:

I hope you enjoy this delicious family ginger snap cookies recipe of mine! If you end up baking them – please come back here to tell me what you think and if you changed anything! You can also find me on Instagram and throw me a DM there about your experience with these cookies!

Ginger Snap Cookies
Me contemplating if I should really eat cookie number 12 right then… the other four dozen were gone within 24 hours 🤷‍♀️

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