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How to Make Molasses Gingersnap Cookies

If you’re wanting to know how to make molasses gingersnap cookies you came to the right place. The deep flavors are perfect for the holidays and fill up the kitchen with the most wonderful scents of the season. 

There is nothing sweeter than the smell of warm spices filling up the kitchen and molasses gingersnap cookies will do just that. 

Molasses Gingersnap Cookies are easy to make and are great holiday and Christmas gifts for friends and family.

The cookies are perfect for Christmas cookie exchange parties, office parties, or as gifts for friends and neighbors.

This recipe will make at least 3 dozen cookies, making the cookies a great gift for friends and family around the holidays. 

I love easy recipes, and this is one of them. 

Gingersnap cookies on the counter

What do I need to make the ginger snap cookies? 

  • Sugar 
  • Shortening
  • Eggs
  • Molasses
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground cloves
  • Ginger

How do I make the gingersnap cookie recipe?

  1. Mix part of the sugar and the shortening in a large bowl.
  2. Add the eggs and molasses and mix.
  3. Next, add the baking soda, cinnamon, ground ginger, cloves, and flour and mix. (It is very thick).
  4. Roll into 1-1/2 inch balls.
  5. Place the remaining sugar into a small bowl. Roll the balls in the sugar and place on cookie sheet approximately 2-inches apart.
  6. Bake, cool, and enjoy!

Full recipe and printable instructions are listed at the bottom of the post. 

Molasses Gingersnap Cookies are easy to make and are great holiday and Christmas gifts for friends and family.

Get started with the sugar and shortening. Mix the two together. 

 

How to Make Molasses Gingersnap Cookies. This is an easy recipe that will make great gifts for friends and family around Christmas or any holiday.

Add the eggs and continue to mix.

Next, add the molasses. It almost looks like oil going into the bowl! Molasses is a great addition for the gingersnap cookies, making them so much richer. 

 

How to Make Molasses Gingersnap Cookies. This is an easy recipe that will make great gifts for friends and family around Christmas or any holiday.

Add the flour, spices, and baking soda to the bowl and mix.

Unless you have a Kitchen Aid type mixer, you will have to finish mixing by hand or every bit of the batter will stick to your beaters–speaking from experience – wink, wink because it is a thick batter. 

 

How to Make Molasses Gingersnap Cookies. This is an easy recipe that will make great gifts for friends and family around Christmas or any holiday.

Roll the dough into 1-1/2-inch balls, roll in some sugar, and set on the cookie sheet. 

 

How to Make Molasses Gingersnap Cookies. This is an easy recipe that will make great gifts for friends and family around Christmas or any holiday.

This recipe makes a lot of cookies, so I broke out three cookie sheets. Two of them are stoneware and the other is a metal pan with a silicone mat. 

I have to admit, I really like the way the stoneware cooks. The cookies have a tendency to burn on the silicone mat faster than the stoneware. I think the stoneware cooks things more evenly. Just my take on things. 

 

How to Make Molasses Gingersnap Cookies. This is an easy recipe that will make great gifts for friends and family around Christmas or any holiday.

If you use a silicone mat, bake the cookies for about 11 minutes. If you’re using a stoneware pan, bake for approximately 13-14 minutes. Keep an eye on them, because they can burn fast on the bottom of the cookie. 

 

How to Make Molasses Gingersnap Cookies. This is an easy recipe that will make great gifts for friends and family around Christmas or any holiday.

Aren’t they gorgeous? I had to run an errand after I baked the cookies and when I returned I was hit with the smell of the holidays. I wanted to stand in the kitchen and just sniff the cookies.

 

How to Make Molasses Gingersnap Cookies. This is an easy recipe that will make great gifts for friends and family around Christmas or any holiday.

You can add some powdered sugar on top to make the cookies even prettier! Wrap them up in some cellophane and take them to teachers, neighbors, family, or friends for the holidays. 

Yield: 36

How to Make Molasses Gingersnap Cookies

Gingersnap cookies stacked on a counter

If you're wanting to know how to make molasses gingersnap cookies you came to the right place. The deep flavors are perfect for the holidays and fill up the kitchen with the most wonderful scents of the season. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups sugar (set 1/2 cup aside)
  • 1-1/2 cups shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 2 tsp. ginger

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 375-degrees.
    2. Mix 2 cups of sugar and the shortening in a large bowl.
    3. Add the eggs and continue mixing.
    4. Next, add the molasses and mix.
    5. Now, add the baking soda, cinnamon, ground ginger, cloves, flour and mix. (Unless you have a large mixer you will need to finish mixing the batter by hand. It will be very thick).
    6. Roll into 1-1/2 inch balls.
    7. Add the 1/2 cup of remaining sugar into a small bowl. Roll the balls in the sugar and place on cookie sheet. Place approximately 2-inches apart.
    8. Bake for 11-13 minutes.
    9. Cool and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 214Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 76mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

Nutrition is approximate

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Julia Jordan

Sunday 15th of October 2017

I love making recipes using molasses! These look absolutely amazing.

Julie Pollitt

Sunday 15th of October 2017

Hi Julia! Thank you! I love making things with molasses, too! It's sooooo gooood!

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