Chewy Gingersnap Cookies

Gin­ger is one of my favorite fla­vors. Along with choco­late, lemon, lime, cin­na­mon, car­damom, onions, every kind of cheese,  pasta, bread, BBQ,  rice, salt and pretty much food.

This doesn’t mean gin­ger is way down on a huge list, it’s up there equal with all the other stuff. It’s like your chil­dren: you don’t love one less than another, just differently.

These cook­ies are the best blend of gin­ger chewi­ness, and turbinado sugar crunch. They aren’t too dark, as they use gran­u­lated sugar instead of brown, but you can def­i­nitely taste the molasses, and the raw sugar looks and tastes amaz­ing! It adds just the per­fect amount of tex­ture to the out­side of the cookie.

If you’re look­ing for a puffy cookie, these aren’t it, but even though they aren’t thick, they are really chewy. Don’t over-bake them as they will start to crispify too much around the edges.



Chewy Gin­ger­snap Cook­ies from: Secretlifeofachefswife

Yield: makes 2 –2 1/2 dozen cookies


  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup gran­u­lated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp bak­ing soda
  • 2 tea­spoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • turbinado (raw) sugar to roll cook­ies in


  1. Pre­heat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a bak­ing sheet with either parch­ment or a sil­pat liner. Set aside.
  2. Mix together the flour, bak­ing soda, and spices. Set aside.
  3. Cream the but­ter and gran­u­lated sugar together. Add the egg and mix well. Add the molasses and mix.
  4. Pour in the dry ingre­di­ents and mix until well incor­po­rated, but not over done.
  5. Scoop out the dough using a medium (#40) cookie scoop and place on pre­pared bak­ing sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F., for 8–10 min­utes. Your oven will vary. They will still be a bit puffy when you pull them out. If they are spread­ing out too thin, bake them a lit­tle less. Let them set on the pan a cou­ple of min­utes before mov­ing them to a cookie rack to cool.



350 9 minutes

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