In this video, Chef John shows you how to make gingersnap cookies that will please everyone. A basic cookie dough is hand mixed then seasoned with ground and candied ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. For a bit of extra heat, he adds ground black pepper and cayenne pepper! Baking time depends on how you like your cookies; 15 minutes for a crispy, snap and 10 minutes for a softer, chewy cookie. Get the recipe for Chef John’s Gingersnap Cookies.