Chewy Gingersnap Cookies are filled with molasses, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. They’re easy to make and will fill your house with a warm heavenly scent that will let everyone know the holiday season is here! Let me show you how to make these crowd-pleasing cookies.
12 Days of Christmas Cookies
I hope you’re enjoying the new Christmas cookie recipes I’m sharing with you. Day #7 continues with Slice and Bake Shortbread Cookies. These cookies are a twist on the shortbread cookies I posted the other day that started our cookie celebration.
Let’s take a look at the other cookies I’ve shared so far this week:
- Heart Shaped Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies
- Slice and Bake Cookies with Sprinkles
- Candy Cane Sugar Cookies
- Classic Oatmeal Cookies
- Slice and Bake Freezer Friendly Shortbread Cookies
- Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies
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Chewy Gingersnap Cookies
Day #7 continues with a completely new cookie recipe for me this year. I know it might be hard to believe, but I’ve never made gingersnap cookies before I joined this 12 Days of Christmas Cookie Challenge.
These cookies have just the right blend of spices and a wonderfully buttery crisp texture. However, they’re still a pretty chewy cookie once you bite into them.
Chewy Gingersnap Cookie Ingredients
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- Unsalted butter, 1/2 cup at room temperature
- Vegetable shortening, 1 cup
- Brown sugar, packed, 1 cup
- Granulated sugar, divided, 1 cup
- Molasses, 1/2 cup
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 4½ cups all-purpose flour
- Ground ginger, 2 tablespoons
- Baking soda, 2 teaspoons
- Cinnamon, 2 teaspoons
- Ground cloves, 1 teaspoon
- Salt, 1/2 teaspoon
How to Make Gingersnap Cookies
To being with, cream together the butter, shortening, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a large mixing bowl with a hand-held mixer. You can use your KitchenAid mixer as well. Next, mix in the molasses. Finally add the eggs and mix to combine.
How to Add the Dry Ingredients
In a separate large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and spices. Continue by adding the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Then transfer the dough to the refrigerator and chill for one hour.
How to Shape the Cookies
Once the dough has chilled for about an hour, remove dough from refrigerator and form into 1-inch balls. Roll the balls of dough in remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar until coated.
Next, place the balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between each ball.
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Then place in the pre-heated oven and bake for 8 – 11 minutes or until cookies are nicely browned and cooked through. Remove cookies from oven and cool on wire rack before serving.
12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS COOKIE RECIPES
Make sure you check out these other Christmas Cookies featured for Day #5 from a few of my foodie friends joining in on the celebration.
- Flour On My Face: No-Bake OREO Snowball Cookies
- Walking on Sunshine Recipes: Chewy Gingersnap Cookies – this recipe
- Glenda Embree: Cranberry Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies
- Fat Dad Foodie: Gingerbread Kiss Cookies
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 81mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g
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