Ginger Cookies


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Ginger Cookies in lined tinI have been experimenting making gluten-free* ginger cookies and quite by accident I left off 1/4 cup of flour. They came out better, thin and crisp with tiny holes in them. If you like the taste of ginger and molasses, you will love this flavorful, cookie.


Yield: 60-70 cookies

Source: I took my Snickerdoole recipe and experimented by making some changes to make ginger cookies. They have come out delightful every time.




  1. In a medium mixing bowl, mix sugar, ginger and cinnamon together.
  2. sugar & ginger in bowl
  3. Add melted butter, molasses, and egg. Beat well with mixer until creamy.
  4. mixing molasses, butter, egg & spiced sugar
    mixing wet ingredients with mixer

  5. Sift flour before measuring. In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, cream of tartar, salt and baking soda. Whisk or sift together.
  6. sifted flour added to bowl
  7. Add flour mixture to other ingredients and stir until well blended.
  8. mixing wet & dry ingredients
    mixed batter in bowl
  9. The dough will be soft and sticky. Refrigerate over night.
  10. Shape dough into 1 inch thick logs and keep logs refrigerated until ready to put on the cookie sheet.
  11. logs of dough on plate

  12. To bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Preheat insulated cookie sheet until it has warmed. Spray warm cookie sheet with Pam cooking spray.
  13. Take plate of cookie logs out of refrigerator and cut 1/2 inch thick pieces and place 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet. Put the remaining logs back in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake the next pan full.
  14. cut logs on cookie sheet
  15. Bake 7 minutes at 375 degrees F or until edges are browned.
  16. cooked Ginger Cookies on baking tray
  17. Remove from baking sheet with a thin metal spatula and place on a cooling rack.
  18. Ginger Cookies on cooling rack

  19. When cool, store in a cookie tin.
  20. Ginger Cookies in tin
  21. If you want to make a cookie that is soft on the inside and crisp on the outside, add 1/4 cup of flour to the mixture. This cookie will be easier for children to handle and you can sandwich two together with peanut butter in between. That's also good. Adding more flour decreases the flavor just a tad but they are still great.
  22. thicker Ginger Cookies in tin

*I made them gluten free but I feel sure that using regular plain flour will come out just as well, if not better.

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May 30, 20191 found this helpful

There is nothing more delicious than crispy ginger cookies. I'm not a fan of a soft cookie. Thank you for this recipe. I will definitely be trying it.

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June 2, 20190 found this helpful

I made another batch of cookies for my son who also has to have gluten free. To get this thin, crisp cookie, you do need to use 1 cup plus 2 tbsp flour as stated in the recipe. My husband told me to make them like this from now on. He loves them.


I hope someone will try this recipe using regular flour and let us know how it does.

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June 5, 20190 found this helpful

I made a batch of cookies using regular flour and they were a hassle to put on the baking sheet and a hassle to get off but he said they taste just like my gluten free and the crispness is the same.


I think when using regular plain flour, you need to add more flour. I'll try adding 1/4 cup more next time which will be a while. I can't eat these. I have to have gluten free which is way more expensive. So now we have a batch of his and a batch of hers. Just what we needed.

I've got to work on making them using regular flour to see if I can make it a little easier to handle.

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June 20, 20190 found this helpful

I would have dibs on all those little wrinkly ones! Yum!

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June 22, 20190 found this helpful

He ate all of them down to the last crumb.

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