Gingerbread Snickerdoodles

These snickerdoodle cookies are flavored with molasses and coated with warm spices and sugar. They also have perfectly crispy edges and a soft and chewy center!

Preparation: 30 min.
Bake time: 11 min.
Yield: 13 cookies

Gingerbread Snickerdoodles
240g all purpose flour (2 c.)
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. cream of tartar
½ tsp. salt
141g unsalted butter, room temperature (10 tbsp.)
105g light brown sugar (½ c.)
100g granulated sugar (½ c.)
40g molasses (2 tbsp.)
1 egg, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Gingerbread Sugar Mix
100g granulated sugar (½ c.)
1 ¼ tsp. ground ginger
¾ tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. ground cloves


Gingerbread Snickerdoodles
Preheat the oven to 350F/180C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Set aside.In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the softened butter and both sugars until the mixture is light and fluffy, approximately 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add in the molasses, egg, and vanilla extract. Beat until well combined, approximately 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl again and pour in the flour mixture. Stir the mixture together on low speed until the flour is just fully incorporated with the mix.

Gingerbread Sugar Mix
In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, and ground cloves. Use a medium-sized cookie scoop (3 tbsp.) to scoop out the cookies. Roll each cookie dough ball in the sugar mix. Place the cookies onto the parchment lined baking sheet at least 2 inches apart.

Bake for 11 minutes or until the edges are crispy and the middle is almost set. Leave the cookies on the baking sheet for an additional 5 minutes before moving them to a wire rack to finish cooling. Serve and enjoy!

These cookies will be best enjoyed on the day that they are baked, but will keep well for up to three days after baking in an airtight container at room temperature. Enjoy!

If you make these gingerbread snickerdoodles I would love to see them and know what you think! Tag me on instagram @doughlights and use #doughlights. Thanks for stopping by!

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