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Triple Ginger Snaps

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These Triple Ginger Snaps will delight your palate with ground ginger, crystallized ginger, and fresh ginger.

Ginger Snap Cookies are truly one of my favorite desserts. This amped-up version is perfect for the holidays, cookie exchanges and after school treats! I bet your crew will love these gingersnaps as much as mine does!

Triple Ginger Snaps with cinnamon sticks on a square white plate

Triple Ginger Snaps

Bill and I have each influenced our children. He loves Oreos; they love Oreos. I am not a fan. The kids love ginger cookies, I love ginger cookies. He will not touch them. If he married some other gal, his children would most likely be eating canned beanie weenies and boxed mac and cheese.

Thank goodness our children are well rounded. And that they love my chewy ginger snaps. My standard, go-to recipe is full of warm spices and molasses. The ginger in this version is amplified by using powdered ginger, fresh ginger and crystallized ginger. Perfect tea time cookie and perfect holiday cookie!

Triple Ginger Snaps on a white plate from an overhead view

Ginger Snap Cookies

I first baked these ginger snap cookies in 2009 when they appeared in the December issue of Bon Appetit. These sassy cookies were an instant hit with their intense ginger flavor. I’ve tweaked them very slightly to make prep easier. If you are a ginger fan, you’ll love these babies!

Overhead view of Triple Ginger Snaps with cinnamon sticks on a white plate

Things you may need for this ginger cookies recipe:

Parchment Paper Baking Sheets

Kitchenaid 9 Speed Hand Mixer

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Triple Ginger Snaps

Triple Ginger Snaps

Chewy ginger snap cookies with a delicious triple boost of ginger!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 3 dozen cookies


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup minced crystallized ginger
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon mild molasses
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated fresh peeled ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • Sugar for rolling


  1. Preheat oven to 350ΒΊ. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk flour, crystallized ginger, baking soda and salt; set aside. With electric mixer, beat butter till light, then add brown sugar and beat till creamy.Add egg, molasses, fresh ginger, ground ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. Mix to blend. Add flour mixture and beat on low just till incorporated.
  2. Pour some sugar into a shallow bowl. Scoop out rounded tablespoonfuls of dough and roll into balls between hands. Roll in sugar to coat, then place on baking sheet. Repeat with the rest of the dough placing about 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake cookies until surfaces crack and cookies are set around edges but still slightly soft in center, about 15 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheets then remove to cooling rack to finish cooling.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 cookies

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 31mg Sodium: 238mg Carbohydrates: 27g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 14g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g
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41 comments on “Triple Ginger Snaps”

  1. LIZ!!!!
    Well, thank God Bill married you because you can’t be giving kids canned beanie weanies and boxed mac and cheese!!!! πŸ˜› I LOVE ginger snaps!!! and these have like triple the ginger?!!! oh my GAWD, I love these!!

  2. Perfect with a hot cuppa! You really have me needing to pick up some crystallized ginger this weekend:@)

  3. I love to use my basic sugar cookie recipe and let the kids decorate them.

  4. I’m a huge ginger fan and adore ginger snap cookies. I especially like to use them in my sauerbraten recipe (without the sugar topping of course). These cookies looks wonderful, Liz.

  5. I adore ginger cookies! These look awesome, Liz.

  6. My favorite cookies to bake at the holidays is Iced Homemade Sugar Cookies

  7. I like making chocolate crinkles and Russian tea cakes for Christmas.

  8. I LOVE gingersnaps! And I love them chewy and extra gingery. These look perfect, Liz!

  9. ohhhhh I bet these cookies just smell like Christmas!

  10. Beautiful ginger cookies.. today I’ve made some cookies with my daughters.. they really enjoyed it.. will have to try these as well..

  11. Hope those children realize the narrow escape they had when their father had the good sense to marry you. See, I am giving him some credit too. And that is how we build consensus.

    Gorgeous ginger cookies, Liz, as always.

  12. I’m still laughing at beanie weenies and boxed mac and cheese.

    Ginger snaps are what I think of when I think of Christmas because it’s the only time of year my mother would make them. Not that she made anything quite as pretty as yours.

  13. What deliciousness! I can imagine dunking one of these cookies in a nice cup of tea!

  14. These look like the best ginger snaps, love that triple hit of ginger!

  15. OMG you got the magic touch with cookies! These look perfect, the textures, just the right amount of cracks! Beautiful work as always!

  16. I like to bake sugar cookies and snickerdoodles during the holidays.

  17. Ricotta cookies with sprinkles.

  18. Lizzy,
    These are lovely cookies. I love ginger cookies and the hubby isn’t a fan but I’ve gotten him to eat a few.

  19. I really need to try my hand at making some GiGi-Diet Approved Ginger Snaps! πŸ˜€

  20. Something’s talking and I don’t know what it is or how to turn it off! I’m now hearing about thrush! Back to the cookies…I can’t think. It won’t stop. What is going on. Not there’s an ad for super-krill oil but I can’t see an ad for krill oil. I do love ginger snaps xx

  21. Yum! I love all the ginger in these ginger snaps. I can only imagine how wonderful the aroma was while they were baking πŸ™‚

  22. Like your childrens, love this Ginger cookies ! They are so Lucky they have you πŸ˜‰

  23. I love making peanut butter cookies! But I want to try new recipes this year. The ginger snaps look awesome.

  24. I’m with you, Liz. Ginger cookies are the best, and I really don’t care for Oreos. I usually make my grandmother’s ginger snap recipe, but I could definitely make an exception for a three-ginger cookie!

  25. this must smell fantastic when baking and i’m sure taste delicious. i can’t wait to try them

  26. Lizzy these cookies sound so good. I’m slowly becoming more and more fond of ginger as I get older…my tastebuds are maturing haha! And I know my mom would LOVE them!! πŸ˜€

    Hmmm my favorite holiday cookie would definitely be Chinese Spice Almond cookies. Goodness I love those…All year I look forward to those cookies and Thanksgiving dinner.

    Have a wonderful weekend ahead.


  27. My mom was a huge gingersnap fan and she would have loved these. I like using them as a crust for cheesecake.

  28. My favorite to make are the peanut butter kiss cookies

  29. I like to make Almond shortbread cookies for the holidays I color them with a little green food coloring.

  30. Sugar cookies with frosting and sprinkles

  31. Hey Lizzy I do love a good ginger cookie! I often make Dorries recipe but this looks like a great recipe. Three kinds of ginger has to be yummy.
    I teach a lesson in our church’s woman’s organization –Relief Society. I taught last Sunday, it was my birthday so I made everyone a yummy ginger cookie drizzled in white chocolate. They were a hit. My lesson on gratitude turned out good too. I’m grateful for good cooks like you that share yummy recipes!
    Have a great weekend.

  32. These cookies sound perfect both me and the other half love ginger and we will certainly enjoy these on our holiday table.

  33. Ha! Ha! Canned Beanie Weenies and box Mac and Cheese! You really gave me a good chuckle at that image. I have totally changed my hubby’s palate since marrying him. He does influence the kids when it comes to sweets and desserts. I get them on the savory/spicy food.

    My mother adores ginger snaps… I also have crystallized ginger in my cupboards… now I have a recipe to use it. πŸ™‚

  34. My fave cookie to bake during the Christmas season is sugar cookies that i then decorate using the outline and flood method. they really seem like the holidays to me when I am done and plate them during parties or box them up to give away. i esp. love when kids decorate them b/c they have such vivid imaginations and think outside the box better than I can. I love this giveaway…it’s a baker’s dream come true…thx for hosting it!!!!

  35. I love baking sugar cookies, they’re so easys to decorate and taste delicious!

  36. Ginger perfection, Liz! The sugar crackle and the crystalized ginger would definitely have me going back for seconds! P.s. Oreo fans are known to have exceedingly good taste…And, yes your kids are lucky to have a gourmet cook for a mom =)

  37. Hehe, too cute about the beanie weanies πŸ™‚ Bill and your kids are so lucky to have you making all these amazing recipes for them πŸ™‚ I love chewy ginger snap cookies and yours look absolutely perfect!

  38. YUM, I am crazy about gingerbread and this recipe looks awesome, a great new twist on an old classic!

  39. Hi. I just took these cookies out of the oven. They did not spread much and are still quite thick. I followed the recipe to the letter. Any idea of what might be the cause?
    They sure smell good though!

    • Hmmmm….I’m not sure! My recipe has a little more molasses than the Bon Appetit version and you’d think that would make the dough spread a little more, not less. Was your butter at room temperature? I’m guessing yes. And was your baking soda fresh? Those are my only guesses of what could have gone wrong. I hope they’re still delicious!

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