Ginger Snaps


Few things make your house smell like festive holidays as much as the delicious baked treats fresh out of the oven. Made with fresh ginger, crystallized ginger, Christmas spices, molasses, maple syrup, these ginger snaps are packed with flavours and a great reminder of Christmas. Recipe adapted from Cook's Companion by Carole Clements and Essen und Trinken
To all my friends and readers, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas with Good Mood, Real Food and Love!

  • 270 g All-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp Baking soda
  • 2 tsp Ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ground clove
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Prepare 3 baking trays with parchment paper. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, and salt in a mixing bowl.
  2. Beat the golden caster sugar and butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in egg, molasses, maple syrup, and fresh ginger. With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Beat until incorporated.
  3. Fold in the crystallized ginger. Cover with a plastic film and chill for 1 hour. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls. Roll the balls in the sugar, and place about 2-inch apart on the prepared baking tray.
  4. Bake until the cookies are just firm to the touch, about 12 minutes or 15 minutes if you prefer them crisp. Transfer the ginger snaps to wire racks and let cool completely. Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

82 comments:

Tes 21/12/10 06:49

I know these ginger cookies are going to be delicious and smell so amazing! They sounds like a perfect treat for the holiday :)

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Lisa H. 21/12/10 06:58

Merry Christmas.. Angie

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Magic of Spice 21/12/10 07:03

Gorgeous ginger snaps...
Happy Holidays to your and your family Angie :)

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Ivy 21/12/10 07:14

Love these cookies. I am so addicted to ginger that I've been baking them over and over. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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TasteHongKong 21/12/10 07:18

Angie, Merry X'mas to you too! I thank you for this festive reminder.

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Jeannie 21/12/10 07:41

Those gingersnaps look very crispy and delicious, bet very fragrant too judging from the many herbs that you've added! Beautiful photos...Happy Holidays to you Angie:D

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sweetlife 21/12/10 07:58

a perfect chrsitmas treat, i can imagine how wonderful your kitchen smelled...yummy

sweetlife

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Sharmilee! :) 21/12/10 08:03

Awesome they look...perfect for the season

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Monet 21/12/10 08:09

Just lovely. My mom was just talking about how badly she wanted to make gingersnaps...now I have a wonderful recipe to use from one of my favorite bloggers. Thank you for sharing such great treats with me. I hope your week is full of love, joy and good food!

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 21/12/10 08:13

Those are beautiful gingersnaps! So perfect. They'd make a great gift.

Cheers,

Rosa

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Cristina 21/12/10 09:04

I just love all the ginger used in this recipe, especially the crystalized ginger. Wish I could snag a handful to enjoy right now! Great presentation, Angie!

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Cherine 21/12/10 09:11

A wonderful treat!! They look delicious!
Merry Christmas!

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Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) 21/12/10 09:12

Ya, this look great especially serve during Christmas! Merry Christmas ahead to you.

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Indonesian In Turkey 21/12/10 10:00

They are just looking crispy and tempting !
Happy Holiday to U :D
~Indonesian in Turkey~

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Dimah 21/12/10 10:37

Those cookies look great!

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Beth 21/12/10 10:43

There's nothing better than ginger snaps. They're my favorite cookies!
Merry Christmas to you, too. Have a wonderful holiday!

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Priya 21/12/10 10:52

Scrumptious ginger snaps, Happy X mas wishes Angie..

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Treat and Trick 21/12/10 12:03

Crispy and delicious! These are perfect for the festive season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and family..

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Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels 21/12/10 13:13

I LOVE gingersnaps (obviously haha) and these are just gorgeous! I love how you wrapped them in a ribbon, so beautiful. Your gingersnaps look soooo good. And the additions of maple syrup and crystallized ginger sounds delicious!

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Kitchen Corner 21/12/10 13:17

Happy Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

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Belinda @zomppa 21/12/10 13:46

Nothing quite smells that great in the kitchen. PS great quote - she was my professor!

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Debbi Does Dinner Healthy 21/12/10 14:07

These sound wonderful! My husbands favorite are ginger cookies. I don't make them enough for him! I've been seeingso many recipes that I for sure will have to! I don't think I'll tie his with a red bow though. :-)

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Jenn 21/12/10 14:26

Oooohhh...these look wonderful! I bet the smell, as they baked, was incredible!
Merry Christmas to you and yours also! May the new year bring you much happiness!

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5 Star Foodie 21/12/10 14:56

These are such delicious holiday treats, very yummy!

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Sanjeeta kk 21/12/10 14:56

I have become your cookie fan, Angie. i liked the spiral shaped cookies you posted sometime back and now these flavorful ones. Gonna try soon.

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Heavenly Housewife 21/12/10 15:02

I just saw someone making these on TV yesterday :D. They look lovely! A perfect christmas cookie.
*kisses* HH

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Evan @swEEts 21/12/10 15:05

Yum! I love gingersnaps.. they're such a festive holiday treat :) I can't seem to find crystallized ginger anywhere so I think I may have to try and make my own very soon!

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Ah Tze 21/12/10 15:37

what a beautiful gingersnaps!! Thanks for sharing.

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Paul Jennette 21/12/10 15:38

Yum!!!! I have always loved gingersnaps...must give this recipe a try. Thanks Angie!
Happy Holidays to your family from mine!!!

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Pegasuslegend 21/12/10 15:43

So festive I bet the house smelled fantastic!

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Diethood.com 21/12/10 16:02

Beautiful! Great recipe, as always!

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Roxan 21/12/10 17:01

These cookies look wonderful - I love gingersnaps. I also really love those reindeer in the background. Are those candle holders?

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Diana's Cocina 21/12/10 17:03

This sounds like a fabulous cookie my dear! Just remember you are always welcome to send the extras my way! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

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Claudia 21/12/10 17:17

Merry Christmas, Angie. I can imagine how good the house smells while these are baking. Will do!

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Joy 21/12/10 17:23

I love ginger snaps. It looks great.

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Cheah 21/12/10 17:58

I can smell these ginger snaps from here. Your cookies look so Christmasy. Have a Merry X'mas and Happy New Year, Angie!

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Emily Z 21/12/10 18:43

I agree with your statement... the smells this time of year of baked goods is so wonderful. I am making some non-baking cookies at the moment but will be baking more later in the week. Your gingersnaps look perfect!

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Silence Sings 21/12/10 18:49

Merry Christmas dear..the cookies look so tempting...

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Lizzy 21/12/10 19:00

We love ginger cookies...and the addition of crystallized ginger sounds marvelous! Merry Christmas!

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scrambledhenfruit 21/12/10 19:49

Ginger cookies are my favorites, and these look wonderful! I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas as well! :)

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briarrose 21/12/10 19:58

These look wonderful. Fab holiday cookie....mmmm maple syrup.

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Jennifurla 21/12/10 21:07

Yah, I love this cookie. Great to add to my baking list for sure.

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Peggy 21/12/10 22:17

gingerbread cookies are definitely the essential holiday treat! These look absolutely delicious!

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Faith 21/12/10 22:27

This is one of my holiday favorites! Yours look really wonderful!

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OohLookBel 21/12/10 23:15

The spices and flavours in these cookies are delightful! Fröhliche Weihnachten!

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Torviewtoronto 22/12/10 00:43

delicious ginger cookies flavourful

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 22/12/10 02:41

I love a good gingersnap and these sound fantastic! Love the little reindeer companion in your photos :)

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Angie!

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Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) 22/12/10 02:57

Gingersnaps are one of my favorite Christmas cookies. Angie, these look so lovely. Thanks for sharing!

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Lena Rashmin Raj 22/12/10 08:43

awesome shot Angie//... i just loved the presentation... happy xmas to you and your family.. :)

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delphcotecuisine 22/12/10 11:11

perfect cookies, gorgeous and yummy
bises from France
Delphine

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Joanne 22/12/10 14:05

These are a serious ginger threat. Which is good, because I'm currently totally enamored with ginger. Delicious.

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kitchen flavours 22/12/10 14:10

Perfect holiday cookie! Wishing you and family a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

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Annie 22/12/10 14:26

I love the intense flavor of molasses complimented by the ginger in these cookies. I just made ginger snaps on Sunday and they are one of my favorites! Have a happy and safe Christmas and New Year!

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Christine@Christine's Recipes 22/12/10 14:30

I love the way you use both fresh ginger and crystallized ginger, sweet and spicy, lots of flavour in these cookies. It's my cup of tea.

Merry Christmas, Angie.

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Maria 22/12/10 15:25

Perfect little holiday cookie ... So exemplary of the season! Happy holidays!

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angicock 22/12/10 15:51

delicious
Merry Christmas

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A Canadian Foodie 22/12/10 17:41

Your recipe looks so similar to mine. I love a great chewy gingersnap. They are synonymous with winter and fall and Christmas. The ribbon is a great idea, Angie!
Merry, Merry Christmas, to you and your family!
I wish you warmth, love, and happiness!
BIG hug!
:)
Valerie

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Devaki 22/12/10 18:00

Merry Christmas Angie! STUNNING cookies and drool-worthy pics.

chow, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

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Mary 22/12/10 18:40

Gingersnaps are my favorite cookie. This is a great recipe for them. Now all I need is a glass of milk in which to dunk them. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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tigerfish 22/12/10 22:48

Yes. Warm milk with some ginger snaps for supper! That's for me :)

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Juliana 23/12/10 00:29

Wow Angie, your ginger snaps look fabulous, love the idea of adding crystallized ginger...for extra flavor :-)

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Michael Toa 23/12/10 00:48

ginger snaps is one of my favourite cookies. Yours look wonderful. I really like the presentation in the picture. :)
Have a great day.

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Ananda Rajashekar 23/12/10 01:37

How festive they look, Merry Christmas to you and ur family :)

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Pacheco Patty 23/12/10 02:53

Ginger snaps make the house smell wonderful, Merry Christmas Angie!

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Madhura Manoj 23/12/10 11:34

I had tagged u in my blog, would like you to take the ball around rolling.

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A SPICY PERSPECTIVE 23/12/10 15:46

Sublime little treats, Angie!

I hope you got my message about wanting to share your shortbread cookies. They are on my blog today!

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Angie's Recipes 23/12/10 15:57

@A SPICY PERSPECTIVE

I did. Thanks, Sommer. I left my reply under your coffee machine giveaway. :-))

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foodtravelandwine 23/12/10 17:34

Wonderful!!.....this blog really smell Christmas!!.....Happy Holidays!!....Que tengas una hermosa nochebuena y que tu casa se inunde de paz, alegria,
armonia y amor......Abrazotes, Marcela

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lisaiscooking 23/12/10 19:31

I love the smell of gingerbread cookies baking! The cardamom in these sounds great.

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Sue 23/12/10 22:08

I just love all the spices in these cookies! So perfect for Christmas! Beautiful photo. Merry Christmas to you too!

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Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 24/12/10 04:55

There's hardly another cookie that could be more festive. Happy holidays!

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Mother Rimmy 24/12/10 05:17

There is nothing like the smell of gingersnaps warm from the oven! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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Hasna 24/12/10 08:05

luking perfect, yummy & crispy !! luvd your place...hence following...the pictures r so tempting!!

http://hasnasdelights.blogspot.com/

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aipi 27/12/10 04:42

Just gorgeous, what a lovely treat.


US Masala

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marla 28/12/10 14:00

I will be returning to this recipe for sure! Beautiful snaps :)

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Stella 28/12/10 18:16

Ooh, what perfect little ginger snaps, Angie! I don't know if I've ever told you this, but you're one of the three people on my 'people that make perfect cookies' list. *Envy* I will conquer the perfect shaped cookie some day;-)

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tasteofbeirut 1/1/11 17:30

Why did I forget about these? Thanks Angie for reminding me how much I love them and miss them~

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OysterCulture 1/1/11 22:08

I have always had a weakness for anything with ginger, and you've given me another wonderful sounding recipe to try. Wishing you a lovely new year!

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