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Irish Ginger Snap Cookies


Nobody can never feel bored of eating these sweets, soft on the inside, and crispy on the outside. The sugar coating make these cookies look even more appealing. Enjoy!















1 cup brown sugar, dark
1 large eggs
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup butter, unsalted
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cloves, ground
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350℉ (180℃) F (175 degrees C).

Add sugar, egg, salt, and butter together, cream with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy.

Add flour, baking soda, and spices. Beat in a low speed until just incorporated and moist.

Roll teaspoonfuls of dough into balls and roll the balls in white sugar to coat.

Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 14 minutes, or until lightly browned and set.

Cool on wire racks completely and store in the air-tight container.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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, Ireland
 over 3 years ago

The sugar needs to be brown sugar not white to get the colour you require

, United States
 over 3 years ago

Should there be molasses or dark brown sugar in the recipe?

Hartwick, United States
 about 3 years ago

Taste and cookie is goo overall but the cook time is too short. Mine was mine on the side of 14 minutes. Much lighter in color.

Ashland City, United States
 almost 3 years ago

Has anyone tried making these a bit more diabetic friendly, like with sugar or flour alternatives?

Haven’t tried diabetic friendly version, definitely worth exploring. Please let us know how yours come out if you do try it. Happy baking :)

Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 almost 3 years ago
London, United Kingdom
 over 2 years ago

Can the dough or cookies be frozen to get ahead for a bake sale?

Winnipeg, Canada
 over 1 year ago

What makes this Irish?

, United States
 over 1 year ago

Delish. I added chocolate chips to half the batter....great combo!

Brockton, United States
 over 1 year ago

I think ginger was used in the UK since it was brought over during spice trade and or from colonies like say India. I am NOT a historian, I’m making an educated guess here. My Scottish and Irish family always made gingerbread ( cake) and ginger cookies.

Salt Lake City, United States
 over 1 year ago

I need more ginger flavor! Otherwise I love how they rise!!! Any suggestions!

, United States
 over 1 year ago

To you in Salt Lake City, I would add an additional 1 tsp of ginger. You can also, add fresh ginger. I use a fine grater, one used for nutmeg. This would give you plenty of flavor !

, United States
 over 1 year ago

Yes, you may freeze the cookie dough. You would have to thaw the dough a bit, prior to baking them. You might try one or two cookies first, then adjust baking times, if needed.

Clemmons, United States
 over 1 year ago

Can I make these with sourdough? What adjustment would I need to do, and how much time should it rest before baking?

Buford, United States
 over 1 year ago

Absolutely fantastic. I made them last week. Will be making them for my cookie swaw on Sunday

Pittsburgh, United States
 over 1 year ago

I rolled them in a cinnamon sugar mixture. Turned out perfect!! I will make this recipe every year. My kitchen smells like a holiday.

Ottawa, Canada
 over 1 year ago

Hi I'm crazyyyy

, United States
 over 1 year ago

I made these delicious cookies according to the recipe. Easy to make and the taste is wonderful and the lovely smells linger in the house. I’ll make these often!

 about 1 year ago

I love ginger, I will keep this as a future reference for a yummy serve.

, United States
 9 months ago

I haven't tried this recipe yet, but I love ginger snap cookies and can guarantee you that I will be giving this recipe a try!
Roberta Gates

Lansdale, United States
 9 months ago

Delicious! Love the taste, crispness, and smell! Rolled them in Turbinado Cane Sugar versus the standard white sugar which I think added to the nice texture. Kids love them as well. Thx

Lima, Peru
 6 months ago

Gosh I've just tried them! Sooooo good. Just the fact that I didn't have to roll and cut was amazing haha.
For me it was 8 minutes, I added some pepper and nutmeg to give them a swede touch and orange juice casuse I'm at 14.000 feet above sea level in the Peruvian Andes so we need to add more liquid to make recipes work. They turned out jus perfect! Thanks so much. I'll be making them a lot this season for all my American and Canadian friends :)

, United States
 2 months ago

Perfect! Soft and rise so nicely...I like the lighter ginger flavor.. It's there, just not overwhelming.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 13g (0.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 8244% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 27mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 2%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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