Calling all Cookie Monsters!!! These Ginger Snap Cookies are perfect when you want to make cookies but don’t have a lot of time. Not only are they quick and easy to make, but these cookies have a moist, tender center, yet the edges are slightly crispy.
In addition to all of that yummy goodness, the recipe can effortlessly be modified to be gluten-free!!!
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What is it about cookies that make them such great comfort food? Maybe it’s because they can be eaten using only our hands. Perhaps it’s because there are a ton of delicious cookie recipes available. Or, maybe it’s because they are a great dessert that can usually be made ahead-of-time.
I guess it doesn’t really matter in the end because both Anna and I could easily be included on the “Cookie Moster” list. To prove my point…
A few of our favorite cookie recipes are:
- How to make Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies
- Cherry Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies
- The Softest Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle Cookies
- Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Cookies
- Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies
- The Softest Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Pumpkin White Chocolate Drop Cookies
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies
- Chocolate Caramel Cookies
- Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
- The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie
And, if that’s not enough…
Check out a few of our specialty cookies!
- Scarecrow Cookies
- Halloween Sugar Cookies
- No-Bake Spider Cookies
- Teddy Bear Cookies
- Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins Elf Cookies
- Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies
Yep, I really do think we qualify for a “Cookie Monster” award or something!
Let’s make cookies!
Okay. Moving on… let’s make Ginger Snap Cookies! Obviously, the first step is to make the cookie dough. (It should look like the dough in the picture above.)
Next, using a cookie scoop, scoop up some of the cookie dough, roll it into a ball and roll it around in granulated sugar until it is completely covered. Repeat the process until all of the dough is made into balls.
White Sparkling Sugar
Adding a sprinkle of White Sparkling Sugar isn’t necessary but I think it adds a nice touch.
NOTE: Rather than sprinkling white sparkling sugar on each cookie after they bake, mix it in with the bowl of granulated sugar that the dough balls get rolled in.
Give a Delicious Homemade Gift!
Quick and Easy Ginger Snap Cookies are ready from start to finish in just 30 minutes and yields 2 dozen cookies. I suggest doubling the recipe. Keep half of the cookies for you and your family, then give the other half away.
Add a cute “Homemade with Love” tag to a plate of delicious homemade Ginger Snap Cookies and give them to someone special in your life. (Think Christmas cookie exchange, “Welcome to the Neighborhood,” or simply, “I Love You!”)
As you can see in the picture above, the center of each cookie is tender while the edges are slightly crispy.
Another idea is to leave a glass of milk and a plate of fresh Ginger Snap Cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve.
These little gems are extremely easy to make, are loaded with delicious ginger flavor, are ridiculously easy to make gluten-free, and are perfect for a cookie exchange. Cookies freeze well up to 1 month.
These little gems are extremely easy to make, are loaded with delicious ginger flavor, are ridiculously easy to make gluten-free, and are perfect for a cookie exchange.
Cookies freeze well up to 1 month.
What is your favorite cookie recipe?
More great ideas: