There is nothing like the taste and aroma of freshly baked cookies. Gingersnap cookies are a favorite cookie that many people enjoy. Learn how to create your own homemade gingersnap cookies. The addition of ginger, allspice and cloves make these cookies nice and spicy, yet sweetly delicious.

Things You'll Need

Heat the oven to 300 degrees F.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, ginger, allspice and cloves.

In another bowl, cream together the brown sugar and butter using an electric mixer.

Add the egg and molasses and beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.

Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula.

Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until just blended.

Cover the bowl of cookie dough with a piece of foil or plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Place level tablespoons of the cookie dough onto baking sheets that have been lightly coated with non-stick cooking spray.

Sprinkle each ball of cookie dough with a bit of the granulated sugar.

Place the baking sheets in the oven and bake for 24 minutes.

Take the sheets out of the oven and transfer the cookies to a flat surface to cool down.


  • Serve a plateful of gingersnap cookies along with a nice cold glass of milk. Adults may enjoy dunking their cookies in a freshly brewed cup of coffee.