Ginger Snaps Recipe

This easy ginger snap recipe makes a great little treat.


1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 cup granulated sugar to roll the cookie balls into


Preheat oven to 350F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the brown sugar, oil, molasses, and egg.

In another bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, salt, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger.

Stir the dry ingredients into the molasses mixture to combine and make a dough.

Roll dough into 1 1/4 inch balls.

Put the sugar onto a flat plate.

Roll each cookie ball in the sugar then place them 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Press the balls down slightly with your fingertips.

Place into the preheated oven on the middle rack and bake for 9 to 12 minutes, or until center is firm.

Remove from the oven and place onto a cooling rack.

After 2 minutes, place each cookie onto the cooling rack.

Cookies should be stored in an airtight container.