World's Best Ginger Snaps

Dec 06, 2021

Sugar, spice and everything nice! Whether you are curling up by the fire with a cup of eggnog or enjoying a cup of coffee, these ginger snap cookies are sure to hit the spot. 

After rave reviews of her Gooey Confetti Cookies, Dietitian Hannah is back at it again to spice up your holiday season with these deliciously flavourful ginger snaps! A classic favourite for many, these cookies strike the perfect balance between sweet and spicy. The holiday's are all about family, friends and good food. Whip up a batch of these to bring to your next get-together, to enjoy after a chilly winter walk or while watching your favourite Christmas classic. 

At Vitality Nutrition, we work by the philosophy: fuel the body, feed the soul. As Registered Dietitian's, we know that what we put into our bodies matters to feel and perform our best. We also know that food is SO much more than just fuel and we believe it is important to enjoy the sweeter things in life - including your favourite holiday baking! If the holiday season causes you stress around food, click here to learn more about how working one-on-one with Dietitian Hannah can help reduce food stress and improve your food relationship for life!

World's Best Ginger Snaps


  • 1 cup white sugar  
  • ¾ cup margarine 
  • 1/4 cup molasses 
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups  flour 
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • sugar for rolling 


1. Beat sugar, margarine, molasses, and egg with electric beaters until light and fluffy.

2. Add in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and salt and stir until well combined. 

3. Cover the bowl with saran wrap and let chill in the fridge for at least 60 minutes! 

4. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.

5. Pour about 1/4 cup of white sugar into a bowl for rolling. 

6. With your hands, roll dough into 1'' inch balls. Roll in sugar and place on cookie sheet!

7. Bake for 9-10 minutes. They will look a bit undercooked when they come out - that is what makes them gooey in the middle :) 

8. Remove and let cool for about 1 minute before transferring them to a cooling rack. 

9.Enjoy immediately, share with friends and family, or store the cookies in the freezer for up  to 3 months to enjoy when you are wanting something sweet!



Although it is controversial, Dietitian Hannah swears that using margarine in baking is her secret weapon! She admits that at least PART of the reason is that it is already the perfect consistency for baking. Of course you can always swap butter in for margarine if that is your preference :) 



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*recipe adapted from


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