Chewy No Molasses Gingersnaps


These cookies are delicious. I made these for Christmas and a bake sale and they were sold out by the end! So thin and chewy! They're a MUST HAVE!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
3 mins
Total Time:
28 mins
1 dozen cookies


  • 6 tablespoons butter, very soft

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup applesauce

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Beat butter and 1/2 cup white sugar together in a large bowl using an electric mixer until creamy; beat in applesauce, brown sugar, and egg until smooth.

  3. Mix flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together in a separate bowl. Stir flour mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, into butter mixture until dough is sandy but shapeable. Roll dough into balls. Pour 3 tablespoons white sugar into a bowl and roll dough balls in the sugar until coated. Flatten dough balls onto a baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are crisp and lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer cookies immediately to a cooling rack and cool for 3 minutes.

Cook's Note:

To make butter soft, put sticks in a bowl of warm (not hot) water for 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

61 Calories
3g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 61
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 81mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 13mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.