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Chewy 100% Whole Wheat Gingersnaps

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 dozen
Author Heidi @ Food Doodles


  • 3/4 cup softened salted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cups (343g) white whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Granulated sugar for rolling


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl or the bowl of your mixer beat the butter with the sugar until fluffy. Beat in the molasses, egg and vanilla until completely combined.
  3. In a separate bowl stir together the flour, baking soda, spices and salt. Add to the wet ingredients and beat just until combined.
  4. Scoop 1 tablespoon of dough at a time and roll into a ball in the granulated sugar. Place dough balls on the baking sheet 2" apart. Place in the oven 1 baking sheet at a time and bake 8-10 minutes until puffed, cracked on top and just turning golden around the edges. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before placing on a cooling rack.
  5. Store in an airtight container up to a week or in the freezer even longer.