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Gingersnap Cookies

Gingersnap Cookies


For the ham crusted in mustard and gingersnaps I used store bought gingersnap cookies for convenience. I really enjoyed the gingersnap cookies and while I was snacking on the leftovers I thought: 'Why not make my own?' Gingersnap cookies are pretty simple and they derive they flavour from ground ginger and molasses. I had some candied or crystallized ginger left over from before and I decided to add some of that to half of the batch of cookies for even more ginger flavour. The gingersnap cookies took less than 20 minutes to make and they turned out great! I have really been enjoying ginger lately and these cookies really hit the spot. The candied ginger added a nice texture and even more gingery goodness. The cookies were a bit moister or cakier than the store bought ones but I liked them this way even more.

Gingersnap Cookies

(makes 36 cookies)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter (room temperature)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup candied/crystallized ginger (chopped, optional)

Directions:
1. Mix the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt in a bowl.
2. Cream the butter and brown sugar.
3. Beat in the egg followed by the molasses and the candied/crystallized ginger.
4. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet.
5. Form the dough into small balls, place them on a baking sheet and press them down with your palm.
6. Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 8-10 minutes.

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62 comments:

Sylvie said...

Last time I was going to make gingersnap cookies I had everything ready and when I came to add the ground ginger I realised I had run out. D'oh. Yours look lovely and rich.

Olga said...

I made gingner snap cookies for an ex boyfriend 4 years ago. Mine were thinner though.

The boyfriend is gone, but I still have molasses left in my fridge :)

Steph said...

Those look really good! I love it when you share desserts. I'm craving gingerbread right now!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Greatb picture and wonderful cookies!

Cheers,

Rosa

Netts Nook said...

Oh Kevin I love Gingersnaps they look great I love your blog you get such great pictures.

VeggieGirl said...

LOVE gingersnap cookies - perfect balance of sweet and spicy.

lisaiscooking said...

Your cookies look tender and delicious. Perfect for a cup of tea.

Cheryl said...

My husband has been bugging me for months to make Gingersnap Cookies! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Sharon said...

Oh yes! Yum yum!

Dawn said...

Great photo, love the milk next to it, makes me want it that much more! lol

Jennifer said...

Yum! Love the crystallized ginger in there. I often use fresh ginger (grated so finely it is just a paste) with the wet ingredients instead of ground ginger for greater taste impact.

Are yours soft or crunchy?

Paula said...

I love gingersnaps. It's been so long since I had one. I bet these smell as wonderful as they taste! YUM!

Ann said...

I haven't tried them yet..looks yummy and worth trying.

Rita said...

I think it's the first time I see a cookie recipe on your blog Kevin. Very nice, loved that you placed a "bitten" one, it shows well the consistency. Yum!

Bridgett said...

My grandmother used to make these often. They are still one of my favorites.

Deborah said...

I've never made homemade gingersnaps, but I should try these since they are one of my husband's favorites!

Jeanine said...

Those are some great looking cookies, Kevin! Love the addition of the candied ginger...very nice!

Pam said...

These are one of my very favorite cookies - the recipe looks tasty.

Lisa said...

Perfect as always. I'm just catching up on your delicious recipes as I have been busy and missing out on checking in.

duodishes said...

We like to eat candied ginger just for fun. It's so spicy and sweet! Love that it's sprinkled in the cookies. Adds a nice chewy dimension.

Hayley said...

I love soft gingerbread cookies, and these sound perfect!

biz319 said...

Oh, I love all things ginger - thanks!!

jillian said...

I love cakey ginger cookies and the photo is gorgeous!

Marjie said...

I have a recipe for giant ginger cookies which are so moist it's incredible. There is nothing like a good ginger cookie! And that includes gingerbread houses, too.

Maggie said...

The chunks of candied ginger makes these sound really good.

Sue said...

Those cookies look really good Kevin. I'm not much of a chocolate fan but I do live gingersnaps. Yum!

Donna-FFW said...

I so adore gingersnap cookies, no one else here likes them though. But thats ok, I have a big appetite. As always your photos make me smile.

Jennifer said...

I love a good gingersnap cookie! My grandma always had them out with tea every time I visited!

The Blonde Duck said...

I don't know which one I like more, this or the ham and cheese casserole!

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Nicole said...

Gorgeous photo!!

Deseree said...

Yum! I love gingersnap cookies. not only are they good by themselves, I love to use them for crusts for cheesecakes or other desserts. Thanks for sharing!

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

I love the addition of real stem ginger in the cookies. The regular supermarket ones here don't use it, only the premium ones :)

veggie belly said...

I love gingersnap cookies! These look awesome, thanks for sharing the recipe.

elly said...

These look great! I love the combo of the ground ginger and the crystalized ginger. Sure to be delicious.

Maria said...

I haven't made gingersnaps in awhile. Thanks for the reminder. Yours look delightful!

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

I have always pondered what molasses really is. It seems like it is in liquid form but the one I have at home is sugar crsyals!

HappyTummy said...

absolutely scrumptious looking! i love gingersnaps--especially with crystallized ginger.

thanks for dropping by. i've actually been a long-time lurker--discovered your blog when i was feeling nostalgic about our trip to greece last summer. your blog came up in many of my google searches--love your content!

Sara said...

Your cookies just look perfect! I have never made gingersnaps before, I have no idea why not!

lisa (dandysugar) said...

Yumm! I love gingersnaps. Great way to use up bits and pieces! Yours look great!

Elra said...

Kevin, my husband really like gingersnap cookies, he can eat lots of this. And that is not a good thing, right?
Cheers,
Elra

Kristen said...

That photo is absolutely heavenly... perfect in every way! And those cookies look tasty :)

Manger La Ville said...

These gingersnap cookies look delicious. Gingersnaps are one of my all time favorites.

Esi said...

These look so good. I have really come around to ginger in the last couple of months.

Lick My Spoon said...

love the photo :) makes me want tea time right now!

Maya said...

These would be way better than the ones in the shops!

Katrina said...

Those look snappy!

Kirby! said...

Yummy, I love gingersnaps. I love molasses cookies too.... I'm actually going to make some this weekend, now that I think about it!

Kevin said...

Jennifer: These were softer rather than crunchier.

Tasty Trends said...

i love gingerbread cookies!!!

penniesonaplatter said...

I also have some crystallized ginger that needs to be used up. I think I found how! :)

homecooked said...

This looks so delicious!

Holler said...

what a gorgeous colour these cookies are. They look delicious :)

Jeanne said...

Gingersnaps have always been a favourite of mine - but I've never tried to make them. Well done you!

Ashasnana said...

my second favorite cookie (next to homemade molasses) and I've never baked them. I will do it now!

Randi Lynne said...

I made these this weekend and they turned out delicious. The only thing I will do differently next time is cook them for a minute longer to get a slightly crunchier texture. The ginger flavor was highlighted so well in these cookies!

Anonymous said...

Needed a simple, delicious cookie and this turned outperfect! Thanks, CP

Angelic Arena said...

I'm making these cookies right now! :D
..but they aren't coming out as orangy as yours.. they smell really good but the color isn't the same.. I did omit the crystallized ginger, so I am not sure if that's the reason for the difference in color.. mine look light brown, not orangy .. do you have any ideas of why the difference in color?? is it because of the crystallized ginger omition??

Kevin said...

Angelic Arena: When I make the them they are a nice light golden brown. The colour comes mostly from the molasses so they should be a brown colour.

Angelic Arena said...

ohh I seee, okaii Thank You for the help! :]

ModernDecor said...

when the winter come, i'd like to eat those ginger snaps and hot choco..... you cAN shot your cookies really mmmmmm yummy......

AnickH said...

Crazy I just made these cookies and even blogged about it, however my cookies look like completely different cookies even though i used the same recipe that u used for yours. your cookies look more like ginger SNAPS whereas mine look like ginger PUFFS. only change i made to my recipe was i added white chocolate chips. Goes to show that different bakers have different styles which lead to different results even if your using the same recipe

Swallow Conrad said...

I was looking for a recipe and came across your site. This site is great! I made the cookies for my kids and the LOVED them. I have already bookmarked you. Thanks for the hard work! cooking with emotions

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