Best Gingersnap Cookies

Are you looking for the best Christmas cookies?  There’s nothing that smells more like Christmas than a fresh batch of the best gingersnap cookies!

Stacks of old fashioned gingersnaps on a wooden table with text

Gingersnap Christmas Cookie Recipe

My mom shared this recipe with us.  Her copy came from a county fair cookbook cooking contest.  The name of the baking contest is especially unique and was apparently “Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better.”  I wish I knew more about the other entries and purpose of this contest!

The recipe looks to me like it was created on a typewriter.  I love the classic, old-fashioned cookie recipes.  Even though we have some great new kitchen gadgets and technology to make life easier, the classic recipes are still some of my favorites!  One of the items that has made my life easier is this new non-stock baking sheet I got for my birthday.  And I love that’s it’s so colorful and cute!

A fresh batch of the best Gingersnaps cookies

How to Make Gingersnap Cookies

  1. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and ginger.
  2. In a mixing bowl blend butter, sugar, egg and molasses.
  3. Slowly add dry ingredients to butter mixture. Mix well.
  4. Shape dough into balls the size of walnuts, dip in sugar, place in greased baking sheet sugar side up.
  5. Bake at 375°F for 10 – 12 minutes.

Farmhouse Cookies

Of course, we love eating warm cookies with a glass of milk, but making them together is just as much fun.  I love that these Gingersnaps are rolled into balls and dipped in sugar.  This is a great, easy activity to do with kids!

Here are other classic cookies that we like to make around the holidays and all year around.  We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

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Printable Gingersnap Cookie Recipe

Are you looking for the best Christmas cookies?  There’s nothing that smells more like Christmas than a fresh batch of the best Gingersnaps!

The Best Gingersnaps

Servings 36 cookies
Jennifer
Are you looking for the best Christmas cookies?  There’s nothing that smells more like Christmas than a fresh batch of the best Gingersnaps!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg unbeaten
  • 1/4 cup molasses

Instructions
 

  • Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and ginger.
  • In a mixing bowl blend butter, sugar, egg and molasses.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients to butter mixture. Mix well.
  • Shape dough into balls the size of walnuts, dip in sugar, place in greased baking sheet sugar side up.
  • Bake at 375°F for 10 – 12 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 89kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 130mgPotassium: 45mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 125IUCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg

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