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Soft Gingersnaps

With molasses and spices, these cookies deliver the old-fashioned flavor everyone loves. —Shawn Barto, Clermont, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    11 dozen


  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Additional sugar


  • In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt and nutmeg; gradually add to creamed mixture. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.
  • Roll into 1-in. balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-12 minutes or until puffy and lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 100 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Patty
    Mar 11, 2017

    These are the best cookies I have ever made! They are so pretty, taste perfect and are easy to make. Soft and spices are just right! If you like soft gingerbread cookies, you will love these

  • crochetforfun
    Dec 11, 2011

    My whole family loved these. Simple to make and they smell wonderful coming out of the oven. Will definitely make these again!

  • galinthewoods
    Sep 15, 2011

    These really are soft and they stay that way if you store them in a tightly sealed zipper bag. I ran out of white sugar while making these and didn't have any to roll the cookies in so I thought I would roll them in brown sugar instead and my family really liked it that way. They were great to take on a camping trip.

  • thin4life
    Dec 10, 2010

    These were ok, but I would not make them again.

  • sherimn
    Nov 11, 2009

    My husband who only likes my chocolate chip cookies can't keep his hands of of these. A definite keeper!

  • rach42878
    Dec 7, 2008

    These cookies were fabulous. My husband was hesitant at first then proceeded to eat over a dozen in one sitting. Even my 3 young kids loved them.