An easy recipe for gingersnap cookies from Food Network features the flavors of ground ginger, ground cinnamon, molasses and brown sugar in the cookie dough. Flour, butter, egg and baking soda make up the rest of the cookie dough.
To make gingersnaps according to the Food Network recipe, beat 1 stick of butter with 1 cup of light brown sugar until the mixture is creamy and fluffy. Incorporate 1/4 cup molasses and 1 egg. Combine 2 cups of flour with 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and a pinch of ground cloves, and beat this flour mixture into the butter mixture to form a dough.
Shape pieces of the dough into 1-inch balls, and lightly dunk each ball into granulated sugar. Place the cookie balls sugar-side-up on a greased cookie sheet, leaving 2 inches of space in between each ball. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until they develop a cracked appearance.
Another easy gingersnap cookie recipe is available from MyRecipes. This recipe also calls for a cookie dough base that consists of flour, butter, egg and baking soda. The flavors of ground ginger, vanilla extract, dark brown sugar and honey infuse the cookie dough.