Triple Ginger Snaps
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
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!
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!
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Triple Ginger Snaps
Chewy ginger snap cookies with a delicious triple boost of ginger!
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350º. 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Serving Size:2 cookies
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 238mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g
43 Comments on “Triple Ginger Snaps”
My family is seriously in love with these cookies…we make them often!
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!
YUM, I am crazy about gingerbread and this recipe looks awesome, a great new twist on an old classic!
Hehe, too cute about the beanie weanies 🙂 Bill and your kids are so lucky to have you making all these amazing recipes for them 🙂 I love chewy ginger snap cookies and yours look absolutely perfect!
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 =)
I love baking sugar cookies, they’re so easys to decorate and taste delicious!
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!!!!
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. 🙂
These cookies sound perfect both me and the other half love ginger and we will certainly enjoy these on our holiday table.
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.
Sugar cookies with frosting and sprinkles
I like to make Almond shortbread cookies for the holidays I color them with a little green food coloring.
My favorite to make are the peanut butter kiss cookies
My mom was a huge gingersnap fan and she would have loved these. I like using them as a crust for cheesecake.
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!! 😀
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.
this must smell fantastic when baking and i’m sure taste delicious. i can’t wait to try them
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!
I love making peanut butter cookies! But I want to try new recipes this year. The ginger snaps look awesome.
Like your childrens, love this Ginger cookies ! They are so Lucky they have you 😉
Yum! I love all the ginger in these ginger snaps. I can only imagine how wonderful the aroma was while they were baking 🙂