Yummy Gingersnaps

Who doesn’t love Gingersnaps?  I know that I do!  I first made this gingersnap recipe in December of 2003 and it has become a cookie favorite.Gingersnap Cookies - These are sure to be a hit on your Christmas cookie platters.


My mom and my grandmother both wrote notes on recipes as they used them.  I inherited many of my grandmother’s recipe books and cards and love reading her notes.  The notes included events for which the item was prepared, taste comments, and any changes that were made.


Times have changed and most of my recipes are printed from the Internet and stored in plastic sleeves in binders.  The notes that I made say, “12/03 – Great Recipe”.

Gingersnap Cookies for Christmas- So good and always a hit at parties. virginiasweetpea.com


Christmas cookies look especially enticing when served on a Christmas plate.  I started collecting Lenox Holiday dishes when I was in high school.  My grandparents and aunts really appreciated that because for years and years they knew exactly what to get me.  Thanks to them and my mom, I have a full set including many serving and decorative pieces.

Gingersnap Cookies - This recipe is great for Christmas or anytime that you chave a cookie treat. virginiasweetpea.com


This recipe is easy to make, especially if you scoop the dough with a cookie scoop.  (affiliate)   My oven is a convection one which allows me to bake three sheets of cookies at a time.  I rotate and turn the sheets after 5 minutes which helps them to bake evenly.

Gingersnap Cookies - This is a great recipe! virginiasweetpea.com

Yummy Gingersnaps
Recipe type: Cookie
Serves: 41 cookies
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 T ginger
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup molasses
  1. Cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and molasses. Add dry ingredients. Mix well and chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in sugar mixed with a bit of cinnamon and ginger.
  3. Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. (I rotate my cookie sheets after 5 minutes.)


What have you baked this Christmas?  I’ve made this cookie and peanut butter squares.  Next week I plan to make my grandmother’s rolled-thin sugar cookies. This cookie melts in your mouth!


  1. YUM! I definitely will have to try making these! They look delicious. Maybe my sister and I can make them over Christmas when I’m visiting her later this month!
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