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cinnamon snaps
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Cinnamon Snaps Recipe Card - A Cinnamon Lovers Cookie

Here is a 100+ year old fashioned family recipe for cinnamon snaps. You will love this molasses spice cookie with a nice crunch! These are very similar to ginger snaps so if you are a cinnamon fan and not so much for ginger this is the cookie for you! Dunk these in your tea, so good! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon cookie, crispy crunchy cookies, old fashioned recipe, scratch recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 35 servings
Calories 1745 kcal


  • 4-5 cups flour sifted, all purpose
  • 1 cup butter softened (room temperature), unsalted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 Tbs. water warm
  • 1 Tbs. ground cloves
  • 1 Tbs. cinnamon I love Vietnamese cinnamon!
  • 1 tsp. salt


Make the cookie dough:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

  2. In a small bowl, dissolve the baking soda in the warm water.
  3. In another small bowl, mix salt and spices. Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. (Moderate speed until light and fluffy.)

  5. Add the molasses and the dissolved baking soda. Mix thoroughly on low speed.

  6. In another bowl combine about 4 cups of the flour and spices together and slowly add to the creamed butter and sugar mixture, mixing thoroughly until the dough is soft. (Add more flour as needed on low speed.)

Roll out and bake:

  1. Form a ball and roll out on a lightly floured surface and cut in desired shape. A thickness of about ⅛ inch works nicely.

  2. Bake on parchment paper for 20 minutes or until just sightly dark around the edges.

Recipe Notes

Makes 3 about dozen cookies.  These are a VERY crisp cookie with a "snap" and great for dunking! 

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How long can I freeze these cinnamon snap cookies? You can freeze them in an airtight container with freezer paper between layers of cookies. Be sure they are completely cooled before storing. They will store nicely for up to 2 months. This is a great cookie to make in advance for Christmas.
  • Do I have to refrigerate the cookies? No, you do not. You can store these in an airtight container at room temperature for about a week.
  • Can I store the cookie dough? Yes, wrap the dough tightly and you can store it in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. You can then remove the dough, let it come to room temperature, roll out, cut and bake.
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Snaps Recipe Card - A Cinnamon Lovers Cookie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1745 Calories from Fat 567
% Daily Value*
Fat 63g97%
Saturated Fat 39g244%
Cholesterol 162mg54%
Sodium 2127mg92%
Potassium 1861mg53%
Carbohydrates 281g94%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 151g168%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 1890IU38%
Calcium 313mg31%
Iron 13.5mg75%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.