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Best Gingersnap Cookies

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Servings: 3 -5 dozen
Author: Joyful Homemaking


  • 2 cups sifted flour according to the comments, this is very important
  • 1 Tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses original recipe says dark, but I used regular


  • Stir together first 5 ingredients, and then sift again.
  • In a mixing bowl, whip the butter a bit, then add the sugar, then egg and molasses.
  • Sift the flour mixture into the the butter, sugar… mixture a third at a time, till it’s all blended.
  • Mix up some cinnamon sugar: 1/2 cup sugar and 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • Roll dough into one inch in diameter balls, and then roll in the cinnamon sugar.
  • Now the original recipe says to put on an ungreased cookie sheet, however I almost always like to use a little bit of oil spray on my pans because they’re older.
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes (mine took 12 minutes). Let them cool on a wire rack (or most of the time I grab a thin kitchen towel).