The Best Gingersnap Cookies Recipe!

For the past couple of years I have been trying to perfect my Gingersnap cookies recipe so that it was the best gingersnap cookie recipe around. I LOVE gingersnap cookies and I wanted them to be chewy in the middle and crunchy on the outside. I have finally perfected my recipe and upon many requests from those that received them on cookie plates this year I am sharing it 🙂 I’ve been told by several people that have tried these that they are the best gingersnap cookies they’ve tried. So it’s not just my bias 🙂 Here is the much tweaked and perfected recipe!

The Best Gingersnap Cookies Recipe

The Best Gingersnap Cookies Recipe!

Sarah @ Must Have Mom
The best gingersnap cookies! Soft and chewy inside and crunchy edges. Divine!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Cookie
Servings 24


  • 1/4 C Shortening
  • 1/2 C Butter softened
  • 2 C Flour
  • 4 Tbsp Molasses full flavor
  • 1 C Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Cloves ground
  • 2 Tsp Soda
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tsp Ginger
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt


  • Cream together wet ingredients then add dry ingredients slowly and mix well.
  • Form into balls and roll in white sugar.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 9-12 minutes.
  • I store them with a loose lid. If you store them in an airtight container they will become soft. If you leave the lid partially off then they stay slightly crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside.

Best Gingersnap Cookies

This recipe is sooooo good and perfect for Christmas time! Bake up a batch for Santa and he will be impressed 🙂

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  1. I haven’t had homemade gingersnaps in years, and when I did, I made them! This recipe has all those wonderful spices and molasses I luv!!!! I want to make these asap!

  2. Being pregnant with all this queasiness and nauseousness anything with ginger would be good! Have to try this out! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Oh these look really good! I love gingersnaps! Will have to give these a try! I have never made them at home before!

  4. Made these tonight and can I just say, you nailed this recipe! The spices were amazing and balanced. The cookies were soft but crunchy on the edges. Thank you!

  5. Hi there, we are just in the middle of making these and they are extremely wet. Is there a typo on the flour measurement ?

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