Favorite Gingersnap Cookies Are So Good

If I had to name my all-time favorite cookies, I would have to give a shout out to these gingersnap cookies.  These small bites of deliciousness remind me of fall, winter and Christmas, all rolled up in one.  They are easy to make and so, so pretty, with their crinkly little tops.  It’s like a spice cake but in the form of a cookie!  So, so good!

Gingersnap Cookies

There’s just something about baking cookies that helps plunge me into the holiday spirit. When my kids were growing up, we’d spend an afternoon during the holidays making cutout cookies. They would always be so proud of their little stars and Christmas tree cookies. Sometimes their cookies would be prettier than mine!

Of course, my favorite cookie of all is Gingersnaps! I’ve been making these gingersnap cookies for years and they turn out perfectly every single time. Plus, they make 3-1/2 dozen so one batch is all I need to make.

Gingersnap Cookies

Gingersnap Cookies are easy to make

I always use my stand mixer to mix up the dough for these cookies.

In a mixing bowl, combine sugar and oil. Mix well. Add eggs, one a time and mix well after each addition. Add the molasses. Blend on the lowest speed until combined.

Combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and salt. Gradually add dry ingredients to creamed ingredients and mix well. (I use my mixer on the lowest setting).

Shape into 3/4″ balls and roll in sugar. Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350º for 10-12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Gingersnap Cookies - Roll in sugar before baking

I use parchment paper to line my baking sheets. It speeds up the process and saves time when I’m cleaning up.

Gingersnap Cookies - Right After Cooking

After baking these cookies and letting them cool (or eat one warm), grab a cup of coffee or a glass of milk and you’re all set! You’ll have plenty of cookies to share with family and friends.

Gingersnap Cookies and Milk

This recipe makes three and a half dozen cookies and they always come out perfectly every single time.

What’s your very favorite cookie? Do you bake cookies with your kids or grandkids during the holidays?

Gingersnap Cookies

 Gingersnap Cookies


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Additional sugar (for rolling cookie balls in before baking)


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar and oil. Mix well.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in molasses.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients. Gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  4. Shape into ¾ inch balls and roll in sugar. Place balls 2" apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Bake at 350º for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Remove to wire racks to cool.
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  1. I haven’t made gingersnaps in ages, I should! They look fantastic!!
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  2. MMmmmmmm they look SO yummy, Alli! Thanks so much for sharing!

    ~Abby =)
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  3. Yum, I wish I had had this recipe during my pregnancies, I live on store bought ginger snaps, I bet my last dollar these are a billion times better, pinning!
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  4. I love all cookies…..but I had forgotten about gingersnaps. Thanks for the reminder. Also, I love that you note the recipe makes several dozen. Most recipes do not and my husband and I should not be eating several dozen cookies on our own!
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  5. Alli, I just love Gingersnaps – and totally agree, this is a cookie that has autumn written all over it! These look divine! Thanks for sharing your recipe – pinning! Have a happy Tuesday!
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  6. I loove gingersnaps – now you’ve got me craving some!
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  7. I’ve forgotten about gingersnaps 🙂 So yummy!
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  8. Stopping by from throw back thurs! I had no idea ginger snap cookies were so easy to make!!!! Def trying these out!
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  9. I LOVE gingersnap cookies. Thanks so much for the recipe. I bet these would be even better with some candied ginger mixed in as well!
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