My Homemade Ginger Snap Recipe

It’s nearly 10 p.m. and these cookies just came out of the oven! I should have started earlier, but you know how the end of the school year goes. Nothing gets done on time. And my two youngest kids wanted to help, so of course, we moved a bit slow in-between my daughter chugging handfuls of sugar and my son explaining how milk is essential to build muscles.  Anyway, I uploaded the video of “this experience” to my YouTube Channel, so it’s also on this site. Once you read this article, you just return to the main page to see the YouTube caption. I titled it “Making Ginger Snaps.” I should have titled it making a big mess and telling your children ten times NOT to eat raw egg!

If you are looking to make a delicious and simple Ginger Snap, well, here it is.  This is my mom’s recipe, but like all good things in life, you steal it from your mama! My kids even love these cookies.  Personally, I think ginger tastes like soap, but “they say” it is good for you … and since this recipe only calls for a tablespoon of ginger, it is not overbearing!

Here are the ingredients you will need:

  1. 1 stick of butter
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1 cup sugar
  4. 1/4 cup dark molasses
  5. 2 cups flour
  6. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  7. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 1 tablespoon ginger

In bowl number one, mix your first four ingredients – butter, egg, sugar, and molasses.

In bowl number two, mix your final 5 ingredients – flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and ginger.

Slowly pour the dry ingredients from bowl two, into bowl one … and incorporate together.

Use a small ice cream scooper to scoop out balls of dough, roll in your hand and then roll in a bowl of sugar to coat the outside.

Bake using an UNGREASED cookie sheet at 325 for 8-10 minutes for soft/chewy cookies and 10-12 minutes for more firm/crunchy cookies. This recipe makes 3 dozen cookies! Enjoy my friends and let me know of you bake and love as much as we do!

Now I am going to go clean up the quart of flour that is now on my kitchen floor. On second thought … maybe I’ll leave it as a surprise for my hubs in the morning.



  1. Carrie
    May 23, 2019 / 3:18 pm

    Jake, who is one of the most selective eaters I have ever met, likes soft ginger cookies~ but they are impossible to find in the stores! I’ll let you know if I try these. I’m an expert at collecting recipes and cooking books~ but never actually making anything. There’s just something about reading about a recipe…. 🙂
    and, I may or may not be wrong about Jake and his soft ginger cookie appreciation. I’ve tried SO many foods over the years, I’ve lost the will to keep it straight. Let’s just say I KNOW I’d be down for them! HA!

    • nicoleallshouse
      May 25, 2019 / 10:12 pm

      Carrie, you can make these cookies in 15 minutes or less and only 9 ingredients!……I promise you, he will love! Gotta at least try for sweet Jake. xo

  2. Tonja
    May 23, 2019 / 4:45 pm

    My Mom LOVES Ginger Snaps!! Thanks for sharing.

    • nicoleallshouse
      May 25, 2019 / 10:11 pm

      tonja! you gotta try this recipe. And let me know if you like. I’m confident your mom will love!

  3. May 23, 2019 / 5:40 pm

    I’ve also heard ginger is good for whatever. The same is said for tumeric. Every now and then some herb or spice gets to be the “flavor of the month”.

    • nicoleallshouse
      May 25, 2019 / 10:10 pm

      Syl, I remember when I was pregnant with all 3 kids, the OBGYN told me ginger would help with the nausea ….. never worked for me!

  4. June 27, 2019 / 6:31 am

    WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share..extra wait .. …

    • nicoleallshouse
      June 28, 2019 / 3:03 am

      sure! let me know of you make and like!

  5. November 13, 2019 / 10:43 pm

    I am so grateful for your blog article.Thanks Again. Awesome.

    • nicoleallshouse
      December 28, 2019 / 4:53 am

      you are welcome!

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