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, Kristi, has a great recipe for Soft Ginger Snaps that she shared with me and happens to be my husband’s favorite recipe. In fact, he knows my SIL makes them every year for our annual family cookie exchange and was sad we were missing it now that we live in Texas. Fortunately for him, though, we now have the recipe and can make these bad boys whenever we want.

Yes, I may prefer the cookies filled with loads of chocolate, but he’ll forever love these butter and molasses-filled sweets. He has my daughter, Lily, hooked on them too so he now so I have a feeling I’ll be making them pretty often! 😉

Gingersnap cookies sprinkled with sugar

homemade ginger snaps on plate ready to eat

I know this is a recipe many enjoy this holiday season, so I wanted to make sure you could enjoy it as well in the coming weeks (and all year long if you have Ginger snap lovers like my hubby!) 😉

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Gingersnap Cookies

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
Author Lil' Luna


  • 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


  1. Mix together sugar, butter, molasses, egg and applesauce. Mix remaining ingredients In a separate bowl. Combine both together and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

  2. Shape into 1" balls and roll in white sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and back at 350 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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  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.