Really Good Gingersnaps
It won’t be long before we’ll all be baking for Christmas. A cookie that I make nearly every Christmas is a Gingersnap whose recipe I got from a friend back in 2003.
I’d like to call this the best ever Gingersnap cookie, but my grandmother baked those and I don’t have her recipe, so I’ll call these Really Good Gingersnaps. They really are good. So good that I have trouble eating just one.
I’m sharing my Really Good Gingersnaps as part of Cookie Week hosted by Maryann of Domestically Speaking. You’ll find links to all of the cookies shared this week at the end of this post.
Really Good Gingersnaps
I love making this gingersnap cookie every year at Christmas. Gingersnaps are good any time, but for some reason I think of them as a Christmas cookie, probably because they were one of many cookies that my grandmother shared with us each year at Christmas.
This gingersnap cookie recipe produces a cookie that is crisp on the outside with a soft and chewy middle.
Ginger and cinnamon make these gingersnaps smell as good as they taste.
My neighborhood has a wonderful tradition at Christmas. We make plates of cookies for each other and deliver them to each house.
This gingersnap is always on my cookie plate along with peanut butter bars, and chocolate crinkles.
To make the cookies uniform in size, I use a 1″ cookie scoop.
To add an extra bit of crunch to the outside of the cookie, I roll each cookie dough ball in a mixture of sugar, ginger, and cinnamon before they are baked.
If you want to make a larger cookie, use a larger cookie scoop and bake them a tad bit longer.
This Gingersnap cookie is crisp on the outside with a soft and chewy inside. Flavored with both ginger and cinnamon, these cookies taste as good as they smell. Use a cookie scoop for uniform sized cookies. Watch cookies closely as oven baking time can vary. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Really Good Gingersnaps
Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 70Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 106mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g
This Gingersnap cookie is crisp on the outside with a soft and chewy inside. Flavored with both ginger and cinnamon, these cookies taste as good as they smell.
Use a cookie scoop for uniform sized cookies.
Watch cookies closely as oven baking time can vary.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
This batch is in my freezer, ready to be served in December.
Cookie Week Cookie Recipes
Be sure to check out all of the cookie recipes shared this week. I can’t wait to read these posts and pin each recipe to try in December.
These cookies all look so good! I know that you will get some great ideas for this year’s holiday baking.
Christmas M&M Peanut Butter Cookie Bars
Santa’s Whiskers Christmas Cookies
4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie
Easy No Bake Peppermint Gingersnap Cookies
Easy Spritz Cookies (not pictured)
Christmas Surprise Cookie Recipe
White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
More Delicious Cookie Recipes
Peppermint Cookies with White Chocolate
The peppermint infused cookie tastes delicious and is melt-in-your-mouth good.
Butterscotch Pecan Pretzel Brittle
This sweet and salty snack is perfect for munching while enjoying a TV show or movie.
Spicy Smoky S'mores Bars
Spicy Smoky S'mores Bars are a real crowd pleaser. Chipotle pepper powder added to the chocolate gives these bars a pleasant hit of heat.
No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Squares
This no-bake cookie bar's combination of pretzel crumbs, chocolate, and peanut butter is a salty and sweet winner!
Paula – these sound just like my grandma’s gingersnap cookie recipe! We think of them as holiday cookies as well. Thanks for sharing and we can’t wait to give them a try!
This recipe really reminds me of my grandmother. When I bake them, I always think of her.
The warm spices and the soft middle sound just what I love about baking during these cooler months. I am definitely adding these delectable cookies to my cookie exchange list.
It’s fun to share Christmas cookie with neighbors, isn’t it?
Thanks for sharing, Paula.
It is fun to share cookie plates with neighbors.
I think ginger snaps are one of my favorite cookies, these look so good!
I agree, Kristin. Gingersnaps are also one of my favorites.
Oh… you are so good… It doesn’t even cross my mind to eat just one! (Thus you look like you do, and I look like I do! LOL!) AND, you even put them in the freezer! You are my hero! These ginger snap cookies look perfect, and I love that you roll them in a mix with ginger added, too… makes them extra gingery, which is always a good thing! Pinned and shared! Love hopping with you, dear friend!
I have no self control when it comes to cookies, Julie! The freezer keeps me out of this batch and I’ll thaw them to use for goodie plates that I make for our neighbors each Christmas.
Paula, my mother-in-law’s gingersnaps are legendary in our family. We actually baked dozens of them and gave them out as favors at our winter wedding! This recipe looks a little healthier as it doesn’t include crisco LOL. I’ll definitely have to try your recipe…I love how you roll them in sugar, ginger and cinnamon before baking. Yum! I’m so happy to join you on this hop, my friend 🙂
I have a recipe that includes Crisco that is also very good. I think that cookie is a bit crisper than this recipe. I love that you used cookies as a favor for your winter wedding.
I love gingersnaps! So many great flavors of the holidays!
I also love gingersnaps, Maryann. Probably too much! 🙂
Paula, these look picture perfect and sound delicious. I don’t think I have ever had a gingersnap cookie but I think this may be the year to give them a try!
These look so pretty and I am sure they taste and smell amazing! I am always looking for cookie recipes because each year I attend a cookie swap party. I am sure these would be a hit! Can’t wait to check out all the recipes…as they say, “the diet starts tomorrow!”..
I haven’t attended a cookie swap in years. Maybe this year I should host one.
Oh, these sound so delicious! It seems like most gingersnaps I’ve had are crunchy. I’d love to try your recipe that’s chewy inside. I bet the house smells divine while they’re cooking, too:)
My house smelled so good. When my husband came home the day that I made these, his first comment was that the house smelled great. Then he went to find the cookies!
Wow, Paula! You have a ton of beautiful cookie recipes! I like how these Gingersnaps are only 70 calories each!
I was pretty happy when I saw the calculation of 70 calories per cookie. Of course I’m not the type that can easily stop at one cookie, but they definitely won’t break the calorie bank if you have self control.
Oooh, love ginger snaps! My grandmother used to make something similar so this brings back great memories of her. Thanks for sharing!!!
Gingersnaps remind me of my grandmother as well, Kristi. I think about mine every time I bake these.
Paula these look so yummy and I love that they are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. I have never made these before and can’t wait to add them to our holiday baking list. Happy to be on the cookie hop with you friend.
You must try these, Sonya! Your house will smell so good as you bake these.
These look delicious! I don’t think I’ve ever tried a gingersnap cookie so I’ll have to give these a go! Thanks for sharing.
You won’t regret baking these, Jen. They smell so good as they bake.
I’ve never tried making gingersnap cookies, but I think you’ve talked me into it. These look amazing! Sending you big hugs!
You need to bake these, Trish. They smell so good as they bake and taste wonderful.
Paula, these cookies look amazing! Looking at them, I could almost smell the ginger! I have never made gingersnaps, but will be trying them this year for my cookie exchange. Pinned!
You must try gingersnaps, Lynne! They are so good and smell wonderful as they bake.
These look so good, I can almost feel the warmth from all of the spices. Thanks for sharing Thursday Favorite Things.
Thank you, Erica!
I lover gingersnap cookies, especially during the holidays and yours look delicious, Paula. Pinned
Thank you, Marie! I like a gingersnap anytime but at Christmas they are especially enjoyed.
These cookies look and sound so good, and I’m sure they bring back happy memories of your grandmother’s ginger snaps. My husband loves ginger snaps so I’ll have to make these for him. Thanks so much for the yummy recipe! Have a great week!
I hope you do make these for your husband. They taste so good and they make your house smell wonderful.
These look really good. I love gingersnaps, but I don’t think I’ve ever made them! I’m featuring them today at Thursday Favorite Things.
Thank you so much for featuring me, Pam!
I’m featuring your recipe on the Little Cottage Link Party tomorow. I hope you can drop in and see it.
Thank you so much for featuring me at Little Cottage link party this week!
Just getting my batches ready for the oven. Question…do you flatten them after you roll them or do they flatten in the oven?
They will flatten as they bake.