Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what these cookies are made of. They’re one of our all-time favorites, and one of the first recipes I ever shared on this blog. I always hesitate to make them at Christmastime, thinking such a simple cookie can’t compete with all the other fancy offerings that show up during the holidays. They’re always a favorite though, loved by kids and adults of all ages. I think it must be the wonderful gingerbread-like aroma.
For the softest cookies, make them big and bake them for about 8 minutes. If you like a crispy gingersnap, make them a smaller or bake them longer. I recommend removing them from the oven as soon as the tops start to crack.