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Grandma Geri's Gingersnaps

Grandma Geri's Famous Soft Molasses Cookies Gingersnaps have a secret ingredient that makes them extra special!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword molasses cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 24
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey

Ingredients

FULL RECIPE:

  • 1 1/2 cups 3 sticks Cold Butter, cut into cubes
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Molasses
  • 4 cups Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Ginger
  • 2 teaspoons Cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • Sugar

HALF-RECIPE:

  • 12 Tablespoons Butter 3/4 cup or 1 1/2 sticks of Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Molasses
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar for 4 minutes until light and fluffy and pale in color.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Add molasses and mix well.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and cayenne pepper. Mix just until combined to avoid over-mixing the dough.
  5. Place sugar into small bowl. Roll dough into small balls and roll into sugar, coating well.
  6. Place on lined baking pan and bake for 12-15 minutes.