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Crispy Ginger Cookies are a dream holiday cookie. So delicious!

Crispy Ginger Cookies are a dream holiday cookie. Every bite of crunch, crispy, delectable ginger flavor will having you wanting more.

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My husband has an obsession with store-bought cookies. The thinner and crispier, the better. Needless to say, it can sometimes be a little blow to this baker’s ego when he’ll gladly pass up a pan of freshly baked cookies for their pre-packaged counterpart.

I’ve spent countless hours trying to perfect a homemade version of his favorite chocolate chip cookies. Doing research, making copycat recipes that I found online… and they’re just never the same.

Now that the holidays are just around the corner, he came home from the market last week with a bag full of festive cookies. Gingersnaps, chocolate crinkles and the mint version of his all-time favorites. I mean seriously, our house has been brimming with cookies for weeks, but he just had to have those crispy store-bought ones.

Crispy Ginger Cookies are a delicious holiday cookie. The perfect addition to any cookie platter.

I decided to accept the fact that replicating his beloved chocolate chip cookies at home just isn’t going to happen, so I though I’d give his holiday favorite a try – Crispy Ginger Cookies.

I used Challenge Butter to whip them up. If you’ve never tried Challenge Butter – you most definitely should. It’s made with 100% real cream, so there is nothing artificial about it. And it’s made from cows not treated with the Growth Hormone rbST. It’s our favorite butter to bake with.

Let me tell you – I feel like I won some kind of award. Eric (and Elle, and my dad) loved these cookies. Like, devoured them to the point where I had to intervene so I’d have some to photograph. They have perfectly crispy edges, with just the tiniest bit of chew in the center. There’s definitely a ginger kick, exactly what you want in this kind of holiday cookie.

You can even enjoy them warm from the oven any time of year when you follow my instructions for how to freeze cookie dough!

I hope you’ll skip the store-bought gingersnaps and try these on for size. They’re SO good!

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Crispy Ginger Cookies

By: Jamie
4.44 from 65 ratings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 13 minutes
Total: 23 minutes
Servings: 2 dozen cookies
Crispy Ginger Cookies are a dream holiday cookie. Every bite of crunch, crispy, delectable ginger flavor will having you wanting more.


  • ¾ cup unsalted Challenge Butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar plus additional for rolling
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter and 1 cup sugar on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
  • Add in the egg and mix until fully incorporated.
  • Add molasses and vanilla and mix until combined. Scrape down the sides of your mixing bowl.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and ginger.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until just combined.
  • Use a medium cookie scoop (about 1 ½ tablespoons) to create dough balls.
  • Roll each dough ball in granulated sugar and place on prepared cookie sheets at least 2 inches apart.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 11-13 minutes.
  • Allow cookies to cool on pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!


Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 136kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 155mg, Sugar: 11g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

4.44 from 65 votes (65 ratings without comment)

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  1. Deaner says:

    They turned out amazing. I added pieces of candied ginger as well, spectacular.
    Thank you.

    1. Jamie says:

      So happy to hear you enjoyed the cookies, Deaner! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback!

  2. Cheri Stone says:

    Love your story. I am a Gingersnap person too.
    This by far exceeds my recipe. (That’s a Good thing)
    Great taste and Snap :)

    1. Jamie says:

      So happy to hear you enjoyed the cookies, Cheri! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback!

  3. Ellie Botha says:

    Mine puff up but dont go down..what am i doing wrong?

    1. Jamie says:

      Hello! I’m not sure what’s going on. They typically puff up and then deflate and end up how they look in the photos. Sorry I am not more of a help.