What do you get when you cross a Snickerdoodle with a ginger cookie? A Gingerdoodle! I found this recipe at the BlogHer conference in Chicago. Land o’ Lakes was giving out recipe cards and homemade cookies which they’d wrapped in little plastic sleeves with cute labels.


After chatting for a few minutes about butter, Fuzz and I grabbed a couple of Gingerdoodles and enjoyed them back in our hotel room.

I made a batch this morning, and as you might very well presume, they taste even better fresh out of the oven. Here’s a link to the Land ‘o Lakes Gingerdoodles recipe. The only change I made other than modifying the technique (they used the “dump it all into the bowl method) was using unsalted butter and adding a little more salt. The cookies are definitely more exciting than your typical Snickerdoodle, and fun to look at, too. The kids playing at our house this afternoon thought they were super cool.

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A cross between a Snickerdoodle and a ginger cookie.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 48
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
  • 2 Land O Lakes® Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cups (13.4 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or 1 teaspoon if using unsalted butter)
Ginger Dough
  • 3 tablespoons mild molasses
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
For Rolling: 1/3 cup sugar
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat just until incorporated.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, cream of tartar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir until blended. Divide dough in half; place in separate bowls.
  4. Add molasses to one bowl of dough and stir until it's mixed in. Combine 1/4 cup flour, ginger and cloves and add to the molasses dough, stirring until well mixed
  5. Twist 3/4-inch pieces of each dough together; roll into about 1 1/4-inch balls, creating a marbled effect. Roll balls in sugar.
  6. Place, 2 inches apart, onto prepared baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet; transfer to cooling rack.


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  1. Martha in KS says

    Isn’t Gingerdoodle (or is it gingerdoogle?) the breed of the Obama’s dog Bo? lol
    Your cookies look good, but I’m in love with the plate w/purple flowers. Is it vintage or a current pattern?

  2. says

    What a clever idea! I’ve made snickerdoodle recipes with ginger instead of cinnamon, but never thought to combine a snickerdoodle with a ginger snap!

  3. says

    This is an awesome idea!!! There are several people in my life who I know would LOVE this combo! I thought of the golden doodle dog when I read the title. 🙂

  4. Karen says

    I was going to make peanutbutter chocolate chip cookies this afternoon. Think I just changed my mind!

  5. Polly says

    I’m making these now, and I’m chilling the ginger dough because it was a little too soft to work with. I have high hopes for these!

  6. says

    These look and sound great. It’s funny, being a huge fan of both types of cookies, I never thought about mashing them together :). I wonder how they would work as some type of pinwheel/swirl cookie, think the dough would hold up?

  7. says

    These look awesome… and I had to weigh in on the type of dog discussion in the first comment. There are labradoodles and goldendoodles and a bunch of other dogs being bred with poodles. I just got a labradoodle myself so the comment about dogs caught my eye. We thought of naming our dog Ginger due to the color of her coat. We could have called her Gingerdoodle. Too funny! Now I am craving cookies but I think I am making Anna’s Easy Vegan Banana Bread today. 🙂

  8. says

    Is there such thing as a Borderdoodle? If so, I want one. It would have to be the most intelligent dog ever. HAL is border collie/cattle dog/ and probably greyhound. If he had some poodle in him he could take over the world.

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