Ginger-doodles Recipe
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Ginger-doodles Recipe

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My brothers like snickerdoodles, and I like gingersnaps. My grandmothers taught me how to bake, so I knew how to combine the two. Now everyone’s happy. —Becky Toth, Havre, MT
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:60 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 60 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 80 calories, 2g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 51mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter, 1/2 cup sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and syrup. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, ginger, salt, cream of tartar and nutmeg; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  2. In a small bowl, combine remaining sugar and cinnamon. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; roll in sugar mixture. Place 3 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until light brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
    Freeze option: Freeze cookies in freezer containers. To use, thaw before serving.
    Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Ginger-doodles in Simple & Delicious December/January 2015

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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 252754
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2016

"I found this recipe to be very good! I DID use 1/2 tsp. salt in the recipe instead of 1/4 tsp. I also rolled the dough in my prepared mixture of cinnamon-sugar, greased baking sheets and baked 9 minutes! Cookies baked just fine! I'd shared some of the cookies with my 2nd floor neighbors-I just set out some in a pie plate and found the cookies gone this morning!

delowenstein, TOH Volunteer Field Editor"

KAT51 User ID: 5314282 242375
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2016

"Made these cookies using one cup of sugar not the half cup. Used the half cup for the topping. They turned out good. So it has to be a typo error."

dutchcook1949 User ID: 1986190 241936
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016


I normally don't care for Snickerdoodles, but am a huge fan of spice cookies, such as molasses, etc. When I saw the variety of spices in this cookie recipe I thought I'd try it and I was pleasantly surprised. The addition of maple syrup intrigued me, but after the cookies were baked I couldn't taste that flavor. bummer. All in all, this may be a good coffee dunker. I will keep in my cookie rotation. Oh, I did add more cinnamon than called for in the sugar-cinnamon mixture. I also had most of the sugar-cinnamon mixture left over. Typo?"

Dottie 63 User ID: 5691979 241380
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

"We LOVE Snickerdoodles, which is great because they are so easy to make. These Ginger Doodles are just as easy and they were a HUGE hit with everyone at Christmas this year. I took a plate of cookies to our Volunteer group and the Ginger Doodles were the first to go. I'll make these again soon. The trick, I think, is to use REAL Maple Syrup - not an imitation. The ginger and nutmeg really make the flavor "pop"."

sammisu User ID: 2510776 239194
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2015

"Probably won't make again. Definately need more taste. Think sugar is a typo-should be reversed"

jessicadidion User ID: 5048007 237429
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"Huge disappointment. I think KatAp may be right about the sugar being a typo. In any event, despite being perfectly light brown, these were hard and flavorless. Pictures are incredibly misleading - there is no way they were made with this recipe. Bummer."

KatAp User ID: 7615706 220112
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2015

"Ho-hum at best. Quite bland. I'm wondering if the recipe has a typo and the 1 cup of sugar should be in the cookies, and the 1/2 cup of sugar should be for rolling them. The cookies could use more taste, and I had tons of the cinnamon sugar mixture leftover. Also, my cookies came out as thick balls and not flatter like the picture shows."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 219044
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2015

"Great variation of a classic! Will make again."

rtbaker User ID: 4018302 214121
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2014

"These are delicious. I really like ginger so next time I'll add a bit more ginger. This is a new favorite in my house."

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