McCormick® Gingersnap Cookies Recipe -
McCormick(R) Gingersnap Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 27 mins

McCormick® Gingersnap Cookies

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"Gingersnaps are an all time family favorite, loved for their crispiness, and the flavors of ginger and molasses."

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Original recipe makes 24 (2 cookie) servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    27 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix flour, baking soda, salt and spices in medium bowl. Set aside. Beat shortening and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses and egg. Gradually stir in flour mixture until well mixed.
  2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in additional sugar to coat. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake 12 minutes. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Store in airtight container.
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Nov 28, 2011

This is one of the best gingersnaps I have ever made! Easy, classic and delicious. These would be the perfect addition to anyone's holiday cookie tray! But they are wonderful any time of the year too! I definitely will make these again. Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe!

Jan 29, 2013

I only made one change--I used 1/4 cup butter in place of part of the shortening. Everything else was exactly the same. Baked at 350*, these were done at eight and a half minutes. I loved how this dough needed NO refrigeration. They baked up beautifully and look just like something you'd buy from a bakery. While the cookies were baking, I flashed back to when my grandmother would bake me gingersnaps and bring them to me at work because she knew they were my favorite. Delicious cookie with wonderful memories. Very happy with this recipe.


11 Ratings

Dec 18, 2011

These cookies were AMAZING. The ginger flavor was perfect as was the texture. The bottom was almost caramelized but not super hard and the top was soft and chewy. I am going to have a hard time giving these away for the holidays. They are a major winner!

Dec 11, 2011

These are by far the BEST gingersnap recipe I have found. PERFECT.

Dec 27, 2011

My hubby loves gingersnap cookies and my daughter and I had SO much fun making these! Unlike a lot of gingersnap cookies these are firm w/o being hard as a rock! Awesome recipe and since the batch we made this past weekend is nearly gone already, we'll probably be making them again soon :)

Dec 27, 2011

The best gingersnaps ever!!!

Mar 13, 2012

Amazing!!!! The gold of cookie recipes!

Feb 27, 2012

If you love gingersnap cookies, you will love this recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 157 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.3 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 6.7 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 158 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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