Chewy Gingersnaps for the Holidays

December 12, 2011 , In: Recipes, Sweet Stuff , With: No Comments

These chewy gingersnaps will always be one of my favourite cookies.  In fact, gingersnaps is a bit of a misleading name as they are in fact chewy and with none of the ‘snap’.  They are what I chose to serve at my bake swap this year.  I think this recipe may have originally come from Company’s Coming – a wildly popular recipe series out on the prairies.  I haven’t even seen any of these in Quebec though.  Unfortunately, I cannot confirm the source as I have it on a piece of paper in a recipe book!


Chewy Gingersnaps
Yield: 6 dozen if you stick to the 1 inch dough ball size

Butter or Margarine,                   3/4 cup, 175ml
Granulated Sugar                        1 cup, 250ml
Egg                                             1
Molasses                                     1/2 cup, 125ml

All Purpose Flour                       2 1/2 cups, 600ml
Baking Soda                               2 tsp, 10ml
Ground Ginger                           2 tsp, 10ml
Cinnamon                                   1 tsp, 5ml
Salt                                              1/2 tsp, 2ml

Granulated sugar for rolling the cookie dough balls in

  • Pre-heat oven to 350F
  • Let the butter sit out at room temperature so it softens
  • Cream the butter and first amount of sugar well.  Beat in the egg and molasses
  • Mix the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.  Slowly add to the wet ingredients.
  • Mix well
  • Shape into 1 inch (2.5cm) balls
  • Roll each dough ball in sugar and place on a greased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes
  • Let cool slightly and then let fully cool on a cookie rack.

I did not stick to the 1 inch dough ball rule, and only ended up with 4 dozen first time around with 1 dozen burnt (new oven and now I know not to put cookies on the bottom rack!).  But guess what – the burnt ones got eaten anyways 🙂

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