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Soft Batch Style Gingersnap Cookies

My Soft Batch Style Gingersnap Cookies make the perfect Christmas Cookies! Spiced just right, these get rave reviews every year.

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Gingersnap cookies are some of my very favorite cookies EVER. Not only are they the most amazing Christmas cookies, but I could literally enjoy these all year round. They’re THAT good. Perfect spices and texture…and who doesn’t love brown butter cookies?! I love the crispy buttery edges and soft chewy centers. These make the best cookie exchange cookie recipe and they are great for packaging in a box or cellophane bag with a little bow. These will be my cookie that I give to my neighbors this year for Christmas.

Hope you enjoy!

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How To Brown Butter?


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I’ve got step by step photos and instructions on how to brown butter HERE.

What Exactly Is A Gingersnap Cookie?

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Gingersnap cookies contain molasses and spices such as ginger and cinnamon in the recipe. The ideal gingersnap is buttery crispy on the outside and perfectly chewy on the inside.

How To Make Gingersnap Cookies

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Gingersnap cookies are surprisingly as simple to prepare as any of your other simple cookie recipes. This recipe requires browning your butter, but once you’ve browned butter, you know there’s nothing tricky about it. Follow the recipe instructions below and you’ll be on your way to the perfect Christmas cookie!

Add your brown butter, coconut oil, brown sugar, molasses and egg to a large mixing bowl. Mix until well combined.

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Add your dry ingredients up next!

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Cinnamon and ginger. The perfect christmas cookie spices!

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Once dough is formed, roll dough into balls and roll into granulated sugar.

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Place dough balls onto baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees F.

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These are so lovely. Get baking already 🙂

Soft Batch Style Gingersnaps
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best christmas cookies, brown butter, christmas baking, christmas cookie, christmas cookies, gingersnap cookie, gingersnap cookies, holiday, how to brown butter, soft batch cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 106 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup softened or melted coconut oil you can substitute 1/4 cup more brown butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all purpose Gold Medal Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/4 cup granulated sugar for rolling dough in
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.
  2. Place butter into a small saucepan over medium heat. Melt and cook/stir until browned. Takes a good 5-8 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes.
  3. Place cooled brown butter (ok if it's still warm) into a stand mixer or large mixing bowl. Add coconut oil, brown sugar, molasses and egg, beating on medium until well combined. Slowly add flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger. Mix until just combined. Dough will be thick. Roll heaping tablespoons of dough into granulated sugar and place onto prepared baking sheet. Place 1 inch apart to allow for spreading. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until baked through. Remove and let cool on baking sheet for at least 15 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Serve room temperature or chilled.
Nutrition Facts
Soft Batch Style Gingersnaps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 122mg5%
Potassium 79mg2%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1

    Ohmygosh. My Sunday post is softbatch molasses cookies. At least I didn’t use browned butter..LOL

    Your cookies are gorgeous Jenny! One of my fave cookies in the whole wide world is a soft molasses cookie! Pinned!

  2. 2
    Tieghan says:

    Soft batch! Yes! These look perfect in each and every way, Jenny!!

  3. 3
    Maria says:

    Love these! Great holiday cookie!

  4. 4

    These look delicious! So perfect for the holidays!

  5. 5
    Carrian says:

    These look simply amazing! Yum! Can’t wait to try them!

  6. 6
    Sibylle says:

    They look already a bit Christmassy!!

  7. 7
    Amanda says:

    Did you really make a SOFT gingersnap? I think I am in love!

  8. 8
    Bonna says:

    Could you substitute regular oil in place of the coconut oil?

  9. 9

    These hit me right in the soft spot Jenny (haha, no pun intended!) they look totally amazing, and exactly like what my family would love!

  10. 10

    I really think I’m going to make this this weekend! It looks and sound so good! I LOVE how soft they look too!

  11. 11
    marla says:

    Mmmmmm. LOVing these cookies Jenny 🙂

  12. 12
    Rica Jones says:

    Did you use dark molasses?

  13. 13

    Ooh these look delicious. I need to get my hands on some ginger!

  14. 14
    naomi says:

    I’m all for any cookies with brown butter! These look and sound great.

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    Molly L. says:

    I’m obsessed with anything brown butter + anything gingersnaps! Question – do you taste the coconut oil in the finished cookie? I’m not crazy about the flavor of coconut – could I just use 1/4 cup more of butter?

    Thank you 🙂

  16. 16

    You had me at brown butter!

  17. 17

    Brown butter AND gingersnaps….what a stellar combination!

  18. 18

    These look like the perfect soft cookie. Yum!

  19. 19

    Mmm. What a winner, Jenny!

  20. 20

    These look so great! Anything with brown butter is an immediate winner in my eyes.

    Gonna have to try these this weekend!

  21. 21
    Marian says:

    Love these for the upcoming holidays!

  22. 22

    Yum, yum, yum! This is a cookie I need to add to my holiday baking list!

  23. 23

    Soft batch style gingersnaps are my favorite! Pinning and making these soon!

  24. 24

    Mmmm…these sound delicious, Jenny! A perfect holiday cookie! 🙂

  25. 25
    d says:

    Wow- Gotta try these!

  26. 26
    Rebecca says:

    What can I substitute for coconut oil? I’ve never used it.

    • 26.1
      Jenny says:

      Hi Rebecca, I haven’t substitued it for another oil, so I would just add 4 more tablespoons of butter if you don’t want to use the coconut oil. Hope you enjoy!

  27. 27

    Gingersnaps are my favorite, I have got to make these this weekend!

  28. 28

    I love finger cookies and these look like the best. So soft and spicy!

  29. 29
    Elizabeth says:

    Romance cookies

  30. 30
    Maegan @ The BakerMama says:

    How perfect are these for the Holidays and beyond?! I bet the brown butter and coconut oil make them something special!

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    Alyson says:

    I love this recipe Jenny!! I made these cookies and completely fell in love! I plan to make a few more batches of these for holiday parties and actually wrote a recommendation for others to try these on my blog. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome creation!

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    Rachel Miller says:

    I just made these cookies last night! Oh my god! I’ve never really been a big gingersnap fan – brown butter fan YES! These are freaking awesome! They have this rich, spicy, and chewy texture that is just to die for. My fiancé ate 5 in one sitting and he told me before I made them that he didn’t like gingersnaps either. I strongly urge any non believers to use the coconut oil – it adds this depth of flavor that the butter doesn’t bring to the table. I added a 1/4 tsp. of cardamom and some freshly grated nutmeg. These are definitely being added to my usual repertoire. THANK YOU!

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    Arlene Claudio says:

    Hi Jenny!I have a question? I have every single ingredient to make this cookie except the coconut oil. What can I use to substitute it? Thank you. Happy Holidays! 🙂

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  38. 38
    Yvonny James says:

    The “1 stick of unsalted butter” is that a 1/2 cup stick or 1 cup stick??

  39. 39
    Yvonny James says:

    Just curious but it just states 1 stick of butter, is that the small 1/2 stick of butter or 1 cup stick of butter?

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  42. 42
    Erin says:

    Just pulled these out of the oven and they are amazing!!

  43. 43
    Dena says:

    Made these recently and oh boy, this recipe is a keeper! So flavorful and soft, I love them. Many others who tried loved them also. They stayed moist for days also which is a bonus (I made a double batch so that’s why there were still a few left after a few days). Thanks for this one!

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    Amanda says:

    I tried it as is and like it, but it didn’t really remind me of gingersnaps. I added an extra teaspoon of cinnamon to the dough and then added a few dashes of cinnamon to the rolling sugar and they got rave reviews.

  45. 45
    Vanessa says:

    Can I use vegetable oil instead of coconut oil?

  46. 46
    LAURA says:

    Hello! This is my absolute favorite Christmas cookie. Ive made them several times. While living in chicago they turned out perfectly, since moving to Utah they have been turning out quite thin and crispy. Do you have any high altitude suggestions? Thanks in advance!

  47. 47
    Melissa says:

    These sound incredible and I love the simple ingredients!

  48. 48
    Victoria says:

    YUM! I’ve been searching the internet for a SOFT cookie. Have I just found it?! *drool*

    I sure hope so!

    xo, Victoria

  49. 49
    Elissa says:

    These are the first cookies I’ve made from the site. They turned out well, though I’m not convinced that all the brown butter effort was worth it.

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