Soft Ginger Snaps

Homemade Gingersnaps are my hubby’s all-time favorite cookie! These gingersnap Cookies are so soft and chewy that you’ll enjoy this holiday season.

Soft gingersnap cookies stacked on plate

Soft and Chewy Gingersnap Cookies

My hubby’s ALL-TIME favorite cookies are Ginger Snaps. He is perfectly content eating an entire box bought from the store. He prefers homemade, soft Ginger Snaps, but it’s a cookie I rarely ever make so the poor guy has to settle with the store version most the time.

Fortunately, my sister-in-law, has a great recipe for soft Gingersnap cookies that she shared with me and happens to be my husband’s favorite recipe. Yes, I may prefer the cookies filled with loads of chocolate (like our Chocolate Chip Cookies or Brookies), but he’ll forever love these butter and molasses-filled sweets.

How to Make Ginger Snap Cookies

How to Make Ginger Snap Cookies

Making these gingersnaps are a cinch. To make them, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • sugar
  • butter
  • molasses
  • egg
  • applesauce
  • flour
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • spices – cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg

To make the cookies, mix together sugar, butter, molasses, egg and applesauce. Mix remaining ingredients in a separate bowl. Combine both together until mixed well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Then, shape into 1″ balls and roll in white sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 8 minutes. Cookies will puff up then flatten. Let cool and then enjoy!

Are ginger snaps and molasses cookies the same thing? There isn’t too much difference, but molasses cookies are softer and chewier and gingersnaps tend to have more of a crunch. This recipe is for a soft ginger snap, so it is more like a molasses cookie than other crunchy gingersnap recipes.

How to store gingersnaps? Place in an air-tight container and keep on the counter for 2-3 weeks. If frozen, they can last up to 6 months long.

Gingersnap cookies sprinkled with sugar

I know this gingersnap cookie recipe will become a go-to this holiday season. We hope you love it as much as we do!

for Even More Holiday Cookies:

Ginger Snap Recipe

5 from 1 vote

Super soft and chewy Gingersnap Cookies - Nutmeg, molasses, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and applesauce make these cookies so tasty!!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Refrigerate 1 hour
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 139 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp applesauce
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. Mix together sugar, butter, molasses, egg and applesauce. 

  3. Mix remaining ingredients In a separate bowl. Combine with wet ingredients mix until combined. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  4. Shape into 1" balls and roll in white sugar. Place on an un-greased cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes. Cookies will puff then flatten.

Super soft and chewy Gingersnap Cookies - Nutmeg, molasses, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and applesauce make these cookies so tasty!!

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Kellyn Carpenter

Kellyn is a mom of 4 and loves to try and test out new recipes. She loves to find the best dinner and dessert recipes around and share them with those in the blogosphere.

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Comments

  1. Thank you for the recipe. I will most definitely be trying these. I am like your DH and LUV gingersnaps from the box too.


  2. I am not a fan of hard, crunchy cookies, which remind me of gingersnaps, so when I saw these were soft & chewy, I had to try!! They were so good! So soft, the flavors are so comforting, & they were a hit with my family!


  3. I make these every year to give away and i always have People asking for the reCipe.
    I also get in trouBle if i dont keep some home for my kids to eat. Its my favorite christmas cookie.


  4. I’m not ready to give up the holiday season and this is the perfect way to keep it going. These are so delicious and are a fun treat!


  5. My husbands favorite cookie! Not the tradiTional chocolate chip but gingersnap. This makes a very good soft cookie which will become a favorite.