Ginger Snaps

This easy recipe has always been a hit wherever we have taken these.  The spices are so strong which is why in my opinion makes them great! Over the last few months we have had the great pleasure of bringing these Ginger Snaps to a friend. Our friend has a rare form of cancer and has been amazingly strong while going through very aggressive treatments.  Apparently going through all these treatments has left our friend not being able to taste anything.  It took one bite for our friend to realize she COULD taste it and her family was NOT getting any! (She did share with her family on subsequent cookie delivery days.)

Ginger Snaps RecipeThese cookies are easy to make. The ingredients are common and probably in your pantry already. I love recipes with common ingredients. The Little Chefs took turns measuring over and over again. If you have a little chef who needs to practice measuring this recipe is perfect! Rolling the cookies in sugar is also another fun part of the recipe. Beware your circles will not be circles but some organic form when they are placed on the cookie sheet to cook. Don’t worry, they will still taste wonderful!
Ginger Snaps Recipe

These cookies also freeze well. I love doubling the recipe and freezing a batch for later when an unexpected visitor arrives.

Mom's Ginger Snaps

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup white sugar for decoration


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the brown sugar, oil, molasses, and egg.
  3. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger. Stir into the molasses mixture.
  4. Roll dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Roll each ball in white sugar before placing 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 8 minutes in preheated oven, or until center is firm. Let sit on pan for 2 minutes before moving to wire racks.


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8 Replies to "Ginger Snaps"

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    TRICIA June 22, 2012 (5:41 am)

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    Our House Story June 22, 2012 (6:32 am)

    YUM! I pinned these and can't wait to try them! Thanks for sharing!

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      Tua February 28, 2016 (6:18 pm)

      These cookies turned out grate very light. Next time I will use 1/2 teaspoon more of ginger. Other then that Delicious! Tia

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    allisamazing June 22, 2012 (7:47 am)

    I love ginger cookies! Theese sound so deliciious 🙂

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    Pamela June 24, 2012 (6:19 am)

    Oh how did I miss this post 🙂 Thanks for linking up to Heavenly Treats Sunday! I am pinning these, I have to make them, love ginger snaps.

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    Soniya Ahuja June 25, 2012 (1:12 pm)

    This looks amazingly delish. Would love it if you link it to Piquant Potluck!

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    Six Sisters June 27, 2012 (8:30 pm)

    Yummm! 🙂 Thanks for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you next week! -The Sisters

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    Jillian @ Hi! It's Jilly July 26, 2012 (8:28 am)

    Oooh, these look awesome! Thanks for linking up with the Weekend Blog Walk! 🙂

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