Incredibly easy and delicious spiced, these Gingerbread Snickerdoodles are the easiest Christmas cookie ever!

Super Simple Gingerbread Snickerdoodles

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 48 cookies 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


Classic sugar cookies are rolled in a blend of fragrant gingerbread spices and baked until tender and chewy. Make these super simple Gingerbread Snickerdoodles for your cookie exchange or to leave for Santa!



  • 2 packages of 24 ready to bake sugar cookies
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar


  1. Preheat oven according to package directions. My cookies were baked at 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper or non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and spices.
  4. Roll each pre-made cookie into a ball and roll it in the gingerbread sugar.
  5. Place cookies about 2 inches apart on baking sheet.
  6. Bake according to package directions (mine took about 13 minutes).

Keywords: gingerbread snickerdoodles