Ginger Snickerdoodles {#cookieweek}

Ginger Snickerdoodles

Welcome back to #cookieweek! As you saw on Monday, Susan of The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen and Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic have joined together this week with 23 of our blog friends to present to you a week of cookie treats! We have every type of cookie you can think of listed this week, including something for our furry friends! Now is the time to bookmark these recipes for the upcoming holidays and cookie swaps or simply visit our Pinterest board! Make sure you enter the giveaway with some fabulous prizes from KitchenAid, King Arthur Flour, OXO, Silpat and Zulka Pure Cane Sugar to help with your cookie making needs!

Ginger Snickerdoodles

I feel that ginger is one of the key flavors of the holidays. My house smells like Christmas just from making these cookies- something about the slightly spicy, sweet aroma of baking with warm spices like ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg really puts me in the mood to get festive.

Ginger Snickerdoodles

These cookies have a special place in my heart. When we first moved into the apartment where we live now, our new neighbors across the hall welcomed us with a plate full of these homemade cookies. It was so sweet and heartwarming to be welcomed into a new home like that, and it really made the whole transition process of moving much easier.

I ended up begging my neighbor for the recipe (ok, politely asking, I do have some dignity), and that’s what I’m sharing with you today!

I adjusted the flavor of these slightly by halving the measurements of the ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg that were suggested in her original recipe, to appease the palates of those who may not want too much spice in their cookies. But if you are a ginger junkie, please know that you can double those measurements- your cookies will come out a shade or two darker in color though.

Ginger Snickerdoodles
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Serves: 2 dozen

  • ¾ cup butter (1.5 sticks), at room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Granulated sugar, for coating

  1. Cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg and honey and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and salt. Add dry ingredients in batches to the wet ingredients and mix well. Cover dough and chill for one hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Roll tablespoonfuls of dough and dip to coat in the granulated sugar. Place on a parchment- or silpat-lined baking sheet, and bake for 10-12 minutes until puffy and cracked on top.

Ginger Snickerdoodles

So it’s my last day of #cookieweek here on Total Noms, but don’t forget, the party continues for the rest of the week. on many of the other great food blogs that are participating.

Here’s a look at what’s going on today for all your cookie needs!

Don’t forget to enter the killer giveaway that we announced on Monday!

See you next week with some tasty Thanksgiving sides ideas. What? You haven’t started planning your menu yet? Don’t worry, I got you covered!

Happy Eating :-)


    • Mallory says

      Molasses is a GREAT idea! Honey is nice if you want to keep the cookie lighter in texture and taste, but I can only imagine how molasses would add an amazing texture as well.

    • Mallory says

      Thank you so much! If you really like ginger, you can double the spices (ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg) to make for a spicier cookie. That’s usually just a bit too much for me and my husband, but either way they are still really good!


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