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Chewy Gingersnap Cookies

These chewy gingersnap cookies have a soft and chewy center and crisp edges. They have the classic flavors and are perfect for gifts, for dunking in milk or coffee.

Chewy Gingersnap Cookies

Gingersnap cookies are a holiday classic and perfect for holiday cookie trays. This recipe easily makes 6 dozen cookies!

10 chewy gingersnap cookies stacked in center and sitting on brown fabric.

They're quick to make and they're easy enough for kids to make them as well.

These cookies are chewy and do not have the crunch of the crispy gingersnaps.

Ingredients in Chewy Gingersnap Cookies

  • Granulated Sugar
  • Canola Oil
  • Molasses - gives Gingersnap the classic and loved flavor.
  • All-Purpose flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Ground Ginger - ginger adds spice to the cookies
  • Ground Cinnamon - Cinnamon is sweet and is the perfect balance to the ginger in this recipe.
  • Salt
  • Eggs
Gingersnap cookies in white serving bowl with cookies spread around the bowl.

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How To Make Gingersnap Cookies

The first step in making these cookies is to cream the granulated sugar and oil together. The reason oil is used in these gingersnap cookies is so that they will not rise and they're like a traditional gingersnap cookie.

If you replace the oil for butter it act as a leavening agent and the cookies will have more rise to them and most likely will not have the crackled look and texture.

Close up of chewy gingersnap cookies with a white bowl in the background.

Add the eggs once the sugar and oil are beaten together. The molasses is added in and beaten until combined.

Combine the all-purpose flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and salt together in a large bowl before adding it to the wet mixture.

The batter will be very thick but that's okay! These cookies will spread out as they are baking but there is no chilling required for this recipe.

Stacked chewy gingersnap cookie rolled in granulated sugar with a cookie propped in front.

Roll each cookie into a 1-inch ball. The easiest way to get the same size cookie is to use a small cookie scoop. I use cookie scoops for all of my cookies because it's easy and fast to scoop the cookie dough into the right size.

Roll the scoops into balls and roll the dough into a plate of granulated sugar. Place the cookies on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or use silicone mats 2 inches apart.

Bake these cookies for 10-12 minutes and remove them from the oven allow them to settle and cool before moving them to a cooling rack.

It is important to not overcook these cookies so that the cookies will be soft and chewy in the center.

TIP: Bake these cookies one tray at a time to ensure even baking.

Two rows of gingersnap cookies and cookies in a white bowl.

What is Needed to Make Cookies

10 gingersnap cookies stacked on top of each other.

Cookies Perfect for Christmas

If you like this recipe for this Christmas cookie classic, then try these:

Monster Cookies - Can be make gluten-free! This recipe for monster cookies is made with a peanut butter substitute so it is allergy friendly!

Chocolate Chunk Marshmallow Cookies - these cookies are ooey-gooey and absolutely delicious. I make them every year for the kids to enjoy.

Brown Butter Sugar Cookies- These cookies are requested as soon as Fall starts. The warm and comforting spices in this cookie makes it a holiday flavor. The browned butter really takes a sugar cookie to a new level!

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies - These cookies brighten up a cookie tray and they're so darn delicious.

📖 Recipe

Yield: 6 dozen

Chewy Gingersnap Cookies

Stacked chewy gingersnap cookie rolled in granulated sugar with a cookie propped in front.

These chewy gingersnap cookies have a soft and chewy center and crisp edges. They have the classic flavors and are perfect for gifts, for dunking in milk or coffee.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (spooned & leveled)
  • 4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • extra granulated sugar for rolling


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° and either line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or use silicone mats.
  2. Cream together the oil and the granulated sugar until well combined.
  3. Beat in the eggs and then add in the molasses.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and salt together. Combine well.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients making sure each addition is blended well by using a hand mixer.
  6. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls. Cookie scoops are great for this.
  7. Add ¼ cup of granulated sugar to a plate and roll the ball of dough to cover all sides.
  8. Place the balls on the prepared cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.
  10. Allow the cookies to cool completely before moving them to a cooling rack.
  11. Store in an airtight container.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 96Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 105mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

Nutrition calculation is a rough estimate and can vary depending on the cooking technique and the exact ingredients used. For informational purposes only.

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Cindy Cavanagh

Wednesday 10th of August 2022

Back strap or regular molasses?


Friday 12th of August 2022

Regular molasses :)


Friday 20th of November 2020

Many thanks for sharing this. I will try them as Christmas cookies this year.

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