Merry Christmas, friends! The stockings are hanging, the fires are glimmering…but the cookies need to be made! Here is a mighty simple, Christmassy and oh-so-delicious gingersnap cookie recipes that friends, families and neighbors are all sure to enjoy!

Soft Baked Gingersnap Cookies

Recipe from Dessert Now Dinner Later

  • ½ cup (1 stick or 8 Tbsp) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp ground cloves
  • ⅛ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ cup+ granulated sugar for rolling
  1. Cream butter and brown sugar together until fluffy. Mix in egg, vanilla, and molasses until completely combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices.
  3. Add to wet ingredients until combined. Chill dough for 2 hours or overnight.
  4. Once chilled, roll dough into 1½-inch balls (about 1½ Tbsp each), roll in sugar and place on a silicone lined baking sheet.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake cookies for 8 to 9 minutes. Keep extra dough cold until it is baked. *Note: For a crispier gingersnap, bake a few minutes longer.
  6. Allow cookies to rest on the baking sheet for a couple minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container up to 5 days.

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