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A delicious soft and chewy cookie that is a mix between a ginger snap and snickerdoodle!

Gingerdoodle cookies stacked on top of each other.

What do you get when a ginger snap and a snickerdoodle have a baby? You get a gingerdoodle my friends. And one of my new favorite cookies. Ok so funny story. My oldest son has red hair. Also referred to sometimes as a ginger. 🙂  He’s the cutest red head that I know. Well, he got home from school and immediately devoured three cookies in one sitting. He said that these are the best cookies ever and asked me what that they were. I told them that they were Gingerdoodles. He told me that these cookies were made just for him!

Gingerdoodles stacked on top of each other with a bite taken out of it,

Since snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies, I knew that I loved them before the first bite! They were so yummy with the added ginger and maple and it turned these regular snickerdoodles into a wonderful cookie for the holidays. The tasted like the perfect snickerdoodle with a crunch on the outside and they were soft and puffy on the inside. I am not going to admit to how many of these cookies that I ate, but I will tell you I couldn’t stop eating them. A delicious twist on a classic cookie that you guys are going to love!


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5 from 1 vote
By: Alyssa Rivers
A delicious soft and chewy cookie that is a mix between a ginger snap and snickerdoodle!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies


Cinnamon Sugar Coating:


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl cream together butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and syrup.
  • In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt, cream of tarter, and nutmeg. Slowly beat into the creamed mixture.
  • In a small bowl combine cinnamon and sugar for the coating. Scoop out the dough and shape into one inch balls. Roll in the cinnamon sugar coating. Place 3 inches apart on an engrossed baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool on wire rack.


Calories: 168kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 126mgPotassium: 44mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 187IUCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. 5 stars
    Next time I bake these I am going to add a candied slice of ginger to middle of cookie and then bake. I think it will be amazing!

  2. Cant wait to try these. I’ve been deciding between gingersnaps or snickerdoodles for Christmas. These sound perfect! Any idea how they hold up in the freezer?

    1. I haven’t tried them frozen before but I know most my cookies have been frozen and taste great when thawed! Let me know what you think! XOXO

  3. Delicious! True to say that they are the baby of a gingersnap and a snicker doodle. I flatted down the dough balls a bit before I baked them, the dough stays true to its original size. Definitely a keeper! 🙂

  4. I don’t have real maple syrup, but i do have molasses. Can it be substituted and what is the conversion? I’m going to try it tomorrow sounds wonderful!!! 🙂