Small Batch Soft and Chewy Gingersnaps

Easy Gingersnaps recipe – a perfectly spiced small batch recipe. This easy recipe makes a dozen of the best soft and chewy Ginger Snaps you’ve ever tasted!

Easy Gingersnaps recipe - a perfectly spiced small batch recipe. This easy recipe makes a dozen of the best Ginger Snaps you've ever tasted! | One Dish Kitchen

These gingersnaps are perfect when you crave a little something sweet but don’t want a lot left over. This simple gingersnaps recipe yields about 12 cookies.

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I’ve always loved gingersnaps. From the time I was a little girl, I can remember my dad eating a couple after dinner. He always felt that gingersnaps helped with his digestion. I always looked forward to sharing a few with him and I loved the sweet and spicy taste.

What spices are in gingersnaps?

In this small batch soft and chewy gingersnaps recipe, you will find ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground cardamom, and ground cloves.

These gingersnaps are sweetened with brown sugar and molasses.

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The gingersnaps I grew up with were always crunchy and I while I loved the taste, I wasn’t a fan of the crunch. To me, these soft and chewy gingersnaps are perfect.

These cookies are slightly crispy around the edges but soft in the center. The taste of these gingersnaps are spot on and just like I loved as a little girl.

This recipe makes a dozen regular sized cookies.


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Soft and Chewy Gingersnaps Recipe

Perfectly spiced soft and chewy Gingersnaps, this small batch recipe is perfect for one or two people! One Dish Kitchen

Small Batch Soft and Chewy Gingersnaps

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cool: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: cookies
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 179kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter , softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar , packed
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (for rolling)


  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C).
  • Line cookie sheet with parchment or silpat.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and salt. Set aside.
  • Place the butter and brown sugar into a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until thoroughly combined.
  • Add the molasses and the egg and mix for a minute.
  • Add the dry ingredients slowly to the wet ingredients and stir until well combined.
  • With a 2-teaspoon sized scoop, scoop up the dough and roll it into a ball. Roll in sugar and drop the dough onto the lined baking sheet approximately 2-inches apart.
  • Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to stay on the sheet pan for 1 minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 107mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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Perfectly spiced soft and chewy Gingersnaps, this small batch recipe is perfect for one or two people!


36 thoughts on “Small Batch Soft and Chewy Gingersnaps”

  1. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

    I love cookie recipes that only make a few. Especially Christmas type cookies! Because I want to try them all, but don’t need 3-4 dozen of 12 different kinds. These look great

  2. Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    Yes to soft and chewy gingersnaps! My parents always bought the super crisp kind. I wasn’t a fan. These, though? Perfect!

  3. These look so good, I love that it’s a small batch! I love cookies but I don’t always love making 5 dozen of them at once 🙂

  4. Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    I just love your smaller portion/batch recipes (great portion control with things like cookies)! ! I also love gingersnaps, and I adore that these are chewy – they look fab!

  5. These sound wonderful…but I would eat the whole batch and justify it because it’s just a “small” batch, haha!

  6. I love gingersnaps! There’s something sooo comforting about those flavors when the weather turns cold. (And I love the small batch idea.)

  7. Christine from Cook the Story

    Gingersnaps are one of the cookie recipes I look forward to all year long. The softer the better!

  8. Chrissa - Physical Kitchness

    Mmmm gingersnaps are my ultimate favorite fall cookie! You can send me a batch of these anytime! 😉

  9. Kacey @ The Cookie Writer

    Halloween has passed, and now we are onto Christmas recipes, haha! These sound so decadent and perfect to tie over my sweet tooth cravings 🙂

  10. While I’ll always have a love for crunchy cookies sometimes I just want a soft and gooey cookie. These gingersnaps look perfect!

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