You know you love a soft and chewy cookie and this recipe for Ginger Snap Cookies is beyond perfect. With a light crisp crunch outside and a soft and chewy inside you will definitely want to go back for more. So indulge yourself in these cookies with a cup of Hot Cocoa and enjoy the moment.

Ginger Snap Cookies

This post and recipe was created for #ChristmasCookies Week! I was sent samples by some of the sponsors, companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.

Not all Ginger Snap Cookies are the same, some are flat and hard, others are puffy and thick. Each of course has reasons to love and enjoy but to me, I prefer a soft and chewy Cookie with a crisp bite to it.

I have recipe tested over and over and come up with what I feel is a perfect balance of both Soft and Chewy along with a Crispy Outside. So let me tell you all my tips and tricks so you can make this perfectly Soft and Chewy Ginger Snap Cookie Too!

Holiday Gingersnap cookies

This recipe has the perfect balance of Butter, Crisco, Sugar and Dark Molasses. Along with Ginger, Cinnamon and Cloves to create a rich and delicious cookie you will definitely go back for.

Ingredients in Ginger Snap Cookies

Mixing Cookie Dough in Bosch Mixer
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Crisco
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 1/2 Cup Sugar *Divided
  • 1/4 Cup Molasses
  • 2 Cup Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Coves
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Holiday Ginger Snap Cookies Additions

  • 1 Bag of Wilton White Candy Wafers
  • Holiday Sprinkles – I’ve used Sprinkles from Sweets & Treats
Cookie dough on Cookie Sheet

How to make Gingersnap Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine 1 Cup Sugar with Butter and Crisco and mix until light and fluffy about 2-3 minutes. Scape bowl as needed.
  • Add Egg and Molasses and mix until combined
  • In a separate bowl add Flour, Baking Soda, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cloves and Salt and stir
  • Add half the flour mixture to the Butter, Egg mixture and mix until fully incorporated
  • Slowly add remaining flour and mix until combined.
  • Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop cookie dough and roll into a ball.
  • Roll ball in remaining sugar and place on cookie sheet. I love my Anolon Cookie Sheets
  • Bake for 7-9 Minutes until edges start to turn a very light golden color
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes before moving to cooling rack
Gingersnap Cookies on baking sheet

Holiday Ginger Snap Cookies

  • Melt Candy Wafers in Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Add 30 seconds more and stir. Finish with 10 seconds more and stir until smooth.
  • Dip cooled Ginger Snap Cookie into Melted Candy Wafer and place on parchment paper or Cooling Rack
  • Sprinkle with Holiday Sprinkles and allow to fully cool (about 15 minutes)
Dipping Cookie in melted candy wafer
Adding sprinkles to cookies

Gingersnaps have always been a Holiday Cookie for me and they are perfect for Cookie Exchanges or neighbor gifts too but that has never stopped me from making these cookies year round just because. So don’t get too hung up on these being only Holiday Cookies.

I do want to share with you a little more from Sweets & Treats, this company makes the most beautiful sprinkles and other fun items. The Holiday Sprinkles used in this recipe were so fun with mini gingerbread men, sprinkles, and balls.

I also used Anolon Cookie Sheets in their beautiful copper color. These cookie sheets are heavy duty and make baking easy with even cooking and perfect cookies. Plus I LOVE the color. They are so pretty.

Why are my Ginger Snap Cookies flat?

Flat cookies can be a result of not enough flour or too much Butter. Baking soda helps cookies spread outward and upward while cooking. Adding too much butter can cause the cookie to be greasy and flatten

Why did my Ginger Snap Cookies not Crack?

It’s possible you aren’t using enough leavening agent to cause the cookies to puff up, rise and crack. In this recipe 2 tsp of Baking Soda makes a beautiful crack or crinkle on top.

How soft is too soft for Butter?

Butter should be softened but not too soft. When Butter is too soft it tends to melt by the heat of your fingers instantly. This is too soft and will yield a more flattened cookie.

What makes Cookies Soft and Chewy?

Moisture makes Cookies Soft and Chewy. Eggs, Molasses, Butter, Crisco all combined make this Ginger Snap Cookie Soft and Chewy with a Crispy outside.

Ginger Snap Cookies

Quick Tips:

Want a more puffy cookie? Try chilling the dough for 30 minutes before baking. Chilled Cookie Dough will hold it shape better.

Try using a silicone baking sheet or parchment paper when baking to prevent sticking to the pan. Cookies will easily lift up without sticking.

Don’t over beat dough. I prefer to use my Bosch Mixer when Baking. It allows me to be hands free to focus on ingredients. Read more about Why I Love my Bosch Universal Mixer.

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Ginger Snap Cookies

You know you love a soft and chewy cookie and this recipe for Ginger Snap Cookies is beyond perfect. With a light crisp crunch outside and a soft and chewy inside you will definitely want to go back for more.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ginger Snap Cookies, Gingersnap Cookies
Servings: 12
Calories: 299kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Butter Softened
  • 1/4 Cup Crisco
  • 1 1/2 Cup Sugar Divided
  • 1/4 Cup Molasses
  • 2 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Holiday Additional Ingredients

  • 1 pkg Wilton White Candy Wafer
  • 1/4 Cup Holiday Candy Sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine 1 Cup Sugar with Butter and Crisco and mix until light and fluffy about 2-3 minutes. Scape bowl as needed.
  • Add Egg and Molasses and mix until combined
  • In a separate bowl add Flour, Baking Soda, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cloves and Salt and stir
  • Add half the flour mixture to the Butter, Egg mixture and mix until fully incorporated
  • Slowly add remaining flour and mix until combined.
  • Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop cookie dough and roll into a ball.
  • Roll ball in remaining 1/2 Cup sugar and place on cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 7-9 Minutes until edges start to turn a very light golden color
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes before moving to cooling rack

Holiday Additional Directions

  • Place Wilton Candy Wafer in microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds
  • Stir and heat for an additional 30 seconds
  • Stir and if needed heat for additional 10 seconds
  • Stir until smooth. Add additional 10 seconds if needed. DO NOT OVER HEAT
  • Dip Cooled Ginger Snap Cookie into White Candy Wafer and place on Parchment paper or cooling rack
  • Sprinkle with Holiday Sprinkles
  • Allow to fully cool
  • Store in Airtight Container

Nutrition

Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 378mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 236IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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Wednesday Christmas Cookie Recipes

Welcome to #ChristmasCookies week where more than 25 bloggers are sharing cookie recipes perfect for your holiday celebrations. Hosted by Ellen from Family Around the Table, Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures and Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks, we invite you to not only check out the recipes but enter the amazing giveaway.

 

Don’t miss one delicious cookie recipe! Follow along on Pinterest.

 

Prize 1: Tower of Treats from Millican Pecan Company

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Originally founded as the West Texas Pecan Nursery in the late 1800’s, Millican Pecan is now in 5th generation ownership. Located in San Saba, TX, the family continues the tradition of pecan farming while also branching the business into the online world. The family also enjoys educating people about pecans. One winner will receive The Tower of Treats Gift Tins. The tower includes 3 decorative gift tins stacked on top of each other. The bottom tin includes our 2 lb. Chocolate Pecan Sampler, the middle tin is our Flavored Pecan Sampler and the top tin is an 8 oz. tin of Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles). An $80 value.



Prize 2: An Assortment of Flavored Extracts from Adams Extract and Spices

Adams Extract Logo

 In January 2013, Adams, one of the oldest continuously operated companies in Texas and one of oldest spice and extract companies in the United States, celebrated its 125th birthday and was awarded the Texas Treasure Business Award, an award sponsored by State Bill 920 that recognizes the accomplishments of Texas businesses that have provided employment opportunities and support to the state’s economy for at least 50 years and pays tribute to the state’s well-established businesses and their exceptional historical contributions toward the state’s economic growth and prosperity.

Today, Adams proudly manufactures and markets under several Adams Brand banners, including Adams Best®, Adams Extract®, Adams® Seasoning & Spice, Adams Reserve®, Flavor King™, Pantry Basics™, Sear-n-Crust®, ClearVan™, Carniceria®, Cocina del Rey®, Naturals™, and Urban Canner™ along with the Adams Frozen Skillet Desserts and Adams Premium Ice Cream lines. In addition, Adams is proud to manufacture for some of the nations most respected Private Label Brands as well as other legacy Regional Seasoning Brands and is used to flavor many commercially produced food products around the nation.

 

Prize 3: A Set of Baking Pans from Anolon

Baking pans

Established in the 1950’s, Meyer Manufacturing started by making and selling flashlights. In 1971 they started their journey into selling cookware. By 1986 they released the world’s first hard-anodized nonstick cookware which revolutionized the world of home cooking. Their nonstick surface didn’t flake or scratch easily.

Today they sell bakeware with nonstick interior and exterior made with a special sapphire-reinforced blend that is triple coated. NOTE: Color may vary from the photo above.

Prize 4: An Assorted Baking Box from Sweets & Treats


Sweets & Treats Logo

Make Sweets & Treats your one-stop shop for all your holiday sprinkle needs. In addition to fun, festive and colorful sprinkles, Sweets & Treats offers cupcake liners, edible glitters, sugars, and more.

Founded in 2010 by Shannon Harvey out of an industry need for bold, bright cupcake liners and baking supplies that are the life of the party! Based in Louisiana, Sweets & Treats is a designer cupcake liner manufacturer and party supply company that creates exclusive greaseproof cupcake liners, sprinkles, sprinkle mixes, paper straws, and other baking supplies. 

 

Four (4) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. Bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Winners have 24 hours to respond once notified by email, or they forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be chosen. The #ChristmasCookies bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members living in the household cannot enter or win the giveaway. Entries will be verified. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Giveaway open to US Residents only who are 18 years of age or older to enter giveaway. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #ChristmasCookies posts or entry.

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