Pumpkin Ginger Snaps with Chewy Crystallized Ginger Chips

Last Updated on August 14, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster

Craving chewy pumpkin cookies?  Love gingersnaps?  You can have both!  These pumpkin ginger snaps are the perfect fall cookie recipe when you are craving pumpkin spice and everything nice!

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Chewy Pumpkin Cookies with crystallized ginger chips on a white plate

Memories of Old Fashioned Ginger Snaps

As I sit here typing up this recipe, I am truly amazed that any of these pumpkin ginger snaps actually survived long enough for me to photograph them.  In fact, I am amazed that the dough lasted long enough for me to actually bake the cookies at all!  

A teaspoon full of ground cinnamon spice on a cutting board

Ginger snaps are one of my all time favorite cookies, especially during the fall.  Warm spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cloves all blended together with pumpkin and molasses just cry out for me to curl up under a blanket with them and read a book.  

Who makes the best ginger snaps? My mom! I have memories of my childhood when I begged my mom to lick the molasses spoon.  I still do that even as an adult!  

Pumpkin Ginger Snaps

Pumpkin Spice Everything!  YAY!

I have been making a ton of pumpkin recipes this week. Whether it’s pumpkin pancakes for breakfast or pumpkin cocktails for happy hour, pumpkin is a huge favorite in my house and I stocked up on canned pumpkin so I wouldn’t run out.  

Yes, I could actually cook and puree a real pumpkin but that is just way too much work.  Although it does have the side benefit of providing tasty pumpkin seeds!  If you love pumpkin as much as I do, adding it to these pumpkin ginger snaps just makes perfect sense.

Pumpkin Ginger Snaps with Crystallized Ginger

Ginger Chips Give a Unique Flavor

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I suffered horrible morning, afternoon and evening nausea.  I ate my weight in ginger snaps to help relieve the constant stomach upset.  I definitely became very picky about my ginger snaps.  

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I love a really strong ginger flavor and for this pumpkin ginger snap recipe, I added crystalized ginger chips. Seriously, those things are absolutely divine and while you COULD skip them, I highly recommend you pick some up to really kick up the ginger flavor of these delicious cookies!

Pumpkin Ginger Snaps with Crystallized Ginger

Pumpkin Ginger Snaps Recipe

These Chewy Pumpkin Gingersnap Cookies are everything you love about gingersnaps, but with a chewy texture and a burst of ginger flavor in every bite. 

Yield: 3 dozen

Pumpkin Ginger Snaps with Chewy Crystallized Ginger Chips

chewy ginger snap cookies on a white plate

These pumpkin ginger snaps are loaded with the bold flavors of molasses and ginger, with crystalized ginger chips for added flavor. An easy and delicious pumpkin cookie recipe.

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1/2 cup of butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (plus additional for rolling the cookies)
  • 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup of molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup crystalized ginger chips (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until creamy.
  2. Add in the vanilla, molasses, egg and pumpkin and beat until well mixed
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and ginger. Mix gently
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir gently until combined
  5. Stir in the crystalized ginger chips
  6. Refrigerate the dough for at least one hour or overnight
  7. Scoop dough into 1 inch balls and roll in the palm of your hands
  8. Roll dough ball in granulated sugar
  9. Place onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper or silicone mat
  10. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Cookies should still be soft but edges will be starting to crack.
  11. Remove from oven and let cool 2 to 3 minutes
  12. Place on wire rack and cool completely before storing in sealed container.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 191mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information not always accurate

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Pumpkin Ginger Snaps with Crystallized Ginger

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  1. I noticed you have 1 tsp. of ground cloves listed twice for the pumpkin ginger snaps. Is that a typo? I could not see where it was used twice in the recipe.
  2. Sophie Zajdel says
    When do you use the molasses it’s not listed in the recipe?

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