Orange Ginger Snickerdoodles |

Orange Ginger Snickerdoodles

These snickerdoodle cookies are a step away from the original with fresh orange juice and zest, grated ginger, and cinnamon added to the batter. They’re tender and perfectly crumbly, and are rolled in just the right amount of cinnamon sugar.
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 91
Author Alyssa


For the dough:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 tsp orange zest, or amount from one orange
  • Juice from one orange
  • 3 1/2 - 4 tsp freshly grated ginger, about one 2" long section
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt

Cinnamon sugar, for rolling:

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 8 tsp granulated sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a large baking sheet and set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and the sugar until mixture is light-colored and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla extract, orange zest, orange juice, and grated ginger and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add dry mixture into wet and mix until ingredients are just integrated.
  • Combine 2 tsp cinnamon and 8 tsp granulated sugar in a bowl until evenly mixed. Using a 1 1/2" cookie scoop (or a spoon), scoop cookies and form into balls with your hands. Roll ball in cinnamon sugar to cover all sides and place on baking sheet. Repeat with the remainder of the dough, leaving about two inches between balls on the baking sheet.
  • Using the bottom of a glass or other flat surface, lightly press down on the balls so they have an even surface, approximately 1/2" - 3/4" tall. Bake for 9-12 minutes, or until the bottoms are golden brown and the times are semi-firm to the touch. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.


Recipe adapted from Taste of Home sugar cookies.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.3g | Protein: 1.3g | Fat: 3.3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 6.4g | Iron: 0.5mg