My Favorite Cookie in THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD

Gingersnaps.  O. M. G. I could eat my weight in these!

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With a big tall glass of fresh from the cow milk…YUMMY! Here’s the recipe.  You can find the ginger over at King Arthur Flour.

  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar (plus some for rolling the cookies)
  • 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 TBSP + 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 TBSP ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup diced crystallized ginger pulverized in a food processor
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 large eggs, beaten

Preheat oven to 375. Mix together flour, baking soda, spices and ginger and set aside.  Cream butter, shortening and sugar until light.  Add maple syrup to butter mixture.  Beat until combine and then add eggs, beating until well incorporated.  Slowly add flour mixture a little at a time until well blended.  Roll dough into balls desired size.  I use a small scoop that is about 1/2 tsp – I like my cookies two-bite sized.  If you make them this size it will make a TON of cookies.  This dough freezes well too.

Bake on a parchment lined cookie sheet for 8-9 minute this size…10-12 minutes for larger cookies.

Not only are these cookies SO good.  They stay fresh in an airtight container for a week.  Or so I have heard.  I have no proof of that since they never last that long.

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Susan, When I was a kid ( still am) my favorite cookie was ginger snaps with very ice cold milk. I would dunk the cookie into the milk… and let it get soft and then eat it! A piece of food bliss!

Thank you for this wonderful reminder of my childhood… you rock!

Victoria in Houston

Oh Susan! The perfect side to a cup of my new oh my god this is good and so strong I think I may get the shakes coffee!! Which I love, love, love!

Oh yum!!! I love gingersnaps!!!

my favorite company to ginger cookies is a hot cup of really good tea, especially from an old fashioned tea shop in Copenhagen, where you are not allowed to talk about coffee (or tea bags!), but overalls are ok!:))

I’m a recent convert to Gingersnaps so I’ll have to give this a try!


I have to tell you I DO NOT LIKE bought gingersnaps. No brand. YUCK. But a customer ordered these last Winter and I of course had to taste them. If I have learned anything from watching Top Chef it is to NEVER send anything out without tasting it! And these were SO good. They quickly replaced any yearning I had for any other cookie. I like them even more than Cream Wafers.

Edited to add: And just so you know, they are NOTHING like bought gingersnaps.