Gingerdoodle Cookies

Spiced with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves, these Gingerdoodle Cookies have chewy soft centers and barely crisp edges. They’re the best of two favorites, the Snickerdoodle and the Gingersnap, all rolled into one cinnamon-sugar coated cookie!

The BEST soft, chewy Gingerdoodle Cookies! #holiday | Kristine's Kitchen

My mind is swirling with all things Christmas! For those of you who celebrate Christmas, have you gotten your decorations out yet? This weekend we put out all of our Christmas decorations and Julia helped Brad hang the lights up on our house. I love this time of year and all of the beautiful lights and decorations that are out when I walk or drive through my neighborhood.

We’re waiting until this coming weekend to get our tree, because we’re kinda paranoid about it drying out before Christmas if we get it too early. One of these years we need to invest in an artificial tree so we can put it up the day after Thanksgiving without a worry. 😉 What do you do – artificial or fresh when it comes to the Christmas tree? For the past few years, we’ve been saying we’ll shop the after Christmas sales for an artificial one, but haven’t followed through on that yet.

Lights, decorations, Christmas trees, and holiday music are some of my favorite ways to get in the holiday spirit. But let’s not forget the holiday beverages and baking! I cannot even tell you how many ideas I have for holiday baking this year. I need to keep reminding myself that I’m 7 months pregnant and can’t do it all!

The BEST soft, chewy Gingerdoodle Cookies! #holiday | Kristine's Kitchen

Monday I shared these amazing Peppermint Mocha Donuts. (If you missed that post, be sure to click through because it includes a fun giveaway that you won’t want to miss!)

Pretty, festive donuts are a hard act to follow, but these Gingerdoodle Cookies are up to the challenge. Snickerdoodles and Gingersnaps are two of my very favorite cookies. Combine them into one and, wow, I think I have a new holiday favorite!

The BEST soft, chewy Gingerdoodle Cookies! #holiday | Kristine's Kitchen

Spiced with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves, these cookies have chewy soft centers and barely crisp edges. I added molasses and brown sugar to the cookie dough for even more depth of flavor. The Gingerdoodles are rolled in cinnamon-sugar, and they keep their puffy shape while baking. The cookie dough is thick and there’s no need to chill it before baking, which means less time until you’ll be taking your first bite out of one of these Gingerdoodle Cookies!

You won’t be able to resist these soft, chewy spiced cookies! I served them alongside the pies for dessert this Thanksgiving and my family couldn’t help going back for one cookie after another!

The BEST soft, chewy Gingerdoodle Cookies! #holiday | Kristine's Kitchen

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Gingerdoodle Cookies
 
Spiced with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves, these Gingerdoodle Cookies have chewy soft centers and barely crisp edges. They're the best of two favorites, the Snickerdoodle and the Gingersnap, all rolled into one cinnamon-sugar coated cookie!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 2½ dozen cookies
Ingredients
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ginger
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp. cloves
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened slightly
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Cinnamon-sugar for rolling:
  • 3 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cream of tartar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, brown sugar, and ¼ cup granulated sugar. Mix in molasses, egg, and vanilla. With the mixer on low speed, mix in the flour mixture until just combined.
  4. Stir together the 3 tablespoons granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Scoop dough by the tablespoonful and roll into balls. Roll the balls in the cinnamon-sugar mixture and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake cookies for 9 minutes, until barely golden and set. Be careful not to over-bake them, so they will keep their soft, chewy centers. Let cookies cool on the pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling.

The BEST soft, chewy Gingerdoodle Cookies! #holiday | Kristine's Kitchen

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