Soft Gingersnaps

Soft Gingersnaps


"These are the best soft gingersnaps. I always get requests for this recipe."

Ingredients 25 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 104 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 104 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 4.5 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.2g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 40 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Beat 1 cup flour, brown sugar, shortening, molasses, egg, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves in a large bowl until thoroughly combined; stir in remaining 1 1/4 cup flour. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in white sugar; place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until cookies are set and tops are crackled, 8 to 10 minutes.
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  1. 45 Ratings


What a find! I'm glad to be the first reviewer of this recipe so that I can bring this now formally initiated recipe to your attention with my 5-star review! I don't generally like teeny cookies but these are SERIOUSLY adorable. The dough is easy to work with and the cookies come out of the oven perfectly round with those cute little cracks we love in gingersnaps. I prepared the recipe as is, save for adding a quarter teaspoon of salt to heighten flavor, and I'm not even so sure that made a noticeable difference. I also used the more traditional method of creaming the sugar and shortening, adding the egg and molasses, then adding ALL of the combined dry ingredients. All brown sugar all but guarantees these will be as soft as their name says they will be, and the spice is just right. They're not just good, they're "D" good. No wonder the submitter's friends ask her for this recipe!

Sarah Jo

When I made these cookies, I beat together the shortening and the sugar together until fluffy, then beat in the eggs and molasses and added the dry ingredients. I did add a half teaspoon of salt when I added the dry ingredients. I LOVED that this dough was ready to go, it did not need to be chilled at all, probably due to the recipe using shortening. My cookies were done at just over nine minutes. I pulled them off the sheet to cool on the countertop and they turned out absolutely bakery spice cookies!


This recipe is really delicious! I would suggest adding 1/4 tsp of salt to bring out the flavours a little bit more, and make sure you flatten the cookies well before baking as they keep their ball shape otherwise. Definitely a keeper!