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 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
Making these gingersnaps are a cinch. To make them, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- baking soda
- 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.
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
Super soft and chewy Gingersnap Cookies - Nutmeg, molasses, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and applesauce make these cookies so tasty!!
- 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
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix together sugar, butter, molasses, egg and applesauce.
Mix remaining ingredients In a separate bowl. Combine with wet ingredients mix until combined. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
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.