Gingersnaps--spicy molasses cookies--are great for dunking in milk.

45 min. prep time
60 cookies
656 Ratings


1 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/3 cup molasses
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger


Combine 1 cup sugar and butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add molasses and egg; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and ginger; beat at low speed until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes.

Heat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-11 minutes or until set and lightly browned.

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Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 60

Fat: 2.5g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 65mg

Carbohydrates: 9g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: <1g

Recipe #12533©2002Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

One of my Mom's favorite receipes since we were kids, I have been making it for years also. She would have 92 this year.
Everyone raved about these snaps!! My brother even asked me to make him a batch. Now THAT'S SOMETHING.
my wife and I love these cookies.
I love makimg them. Sooo easy.

Thank You
This is a super cookie, easy to make, delicious, and LOW CARB, but still made with all natural ingredients. Health-wise and diabetic-wise, this one makes sense.
This is a crisp, flavorful cookie, not too sweet and spicy without being overly so. Great with coffee!
These cookies are very good. I rolled them in "Sugar in The Raw" and it not only tasted good ,but also looked good.

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