This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy here.


Chewy Gingersnaps

Big, Soft, Chewy Gingersnap Cookies

1/2 cup melted butter
scant 1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup molasses
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, but makes them extra-snappy!)
1/2 teaspoon salt
Sugar, for rolling


  1. Stir butter and sugar together; add egg. Beat well. Stir in molasses. Add dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  2. Shape 1-inch balls and roll in sugar. Place on a lightly greased or non-stick cookie sheet.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until done.
This recipe came from Blissfully Domestic. I am interested to give it a try because instead of creaming butter, it requires melted butter. Typically butter gives you a crispier cookie (because of the lower melting temperature) and since the butter is ALREADY melted before you bake, that should make the cookie flatter. But the picture doesn't look flat and the title says chewy. so I am going to have to give it a shot and see if it throws everything I know about baking out the window.


Anonymous said...

Those look so good. Let us know how they turn out.

Lorie said...

They will have to wait until we are done with the flu around here!

Kristina P. said...

This made me realize how much I love gingersnaps. I haven't had one forever!

And I like the soft, chewy ones.

Erin said...

Will you be sharing with the rest of us?

Lorie said...

Erin, I think we need Gingersnaps and Egg Nog after the Polar Express!!

And you don't want ANYTHING from my house right now! Q-U-A-R-A-N-T-I-N-E!

Lorie said...

Kristina! You have to have them with Eggnog! The BEST! Unless you don't like Eggnog. And then I am pretty sure that wouldn't improve the Gingersnap experience for you!

Jake said...

Mmmm...looks like the perfect fall cookie!

Erin said...

I'm kind of scared to admit that I don't like gingersnaps! But my husband does...I guess if I love him enough :) I will make these for him.

Lorie said...

You don't have to like them Erin. We will still be your friend! ;D

Kaelene said...

I tried this recipe last night! FABULOUS cookies . . . AND, I used 1 cup whole wheat flour, to add to the healthiness of the cookie, and it was delicioso! Thanks for the recipe! ♥