Cake Mix Gingersnaps ~ Perfect for Gift Giving

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Cake Mix Gingersnaps


Easy and Fast Cake Mix Gingersnaps

Good gingersnaps are hard to come by.  They are also a little time-consuming to make from scratch.  (Mostly because the molasses jar is sealed shut so tight from one little drop on the lip somewhere!)  While I don’t usually mind the time it takes to make something, when I found Cake Mix Gingersnaps, I vowed I’d never go back.  All it takes is a few simple ingredients, a store-purchased cake mix, and about 30 minutes.  It’s that easy.  The Cake Mix Gingersnaps come out crispy, spicy, and perfectly delicious, right from your oven.  They have a bit of a chewiness right out of the oven, but as soon as they are cool, they are crispy as a snap should be.

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Few Ingredients for Cake Mix Gingersnaps

Your favorite gingerbread cake mix is front and center in Cake Mix Gingersnaps.  I use Betty Crocker, but I’ve also used a generic mix I get at a bulk food store.  They both worked amazingly.  Instead of making it as the box says for a cake, all you need is some water, some extra flour, and some oil.  It’s that easy.  I also roll the Cake Mix Gingersnaps in some coarsely granulated raw sugar for a bit of a crunch on the outside.  Just those few ingredients will make a Cake Mix Gingersnap that you will love.

Cake Mix Gingersnaps ~ Perfect for Gift Giving

Cake Mix Gingersnaps ~ Perfect for Gift Giving


  • 1 gingerbread cake mix
  • ¼ C hot water
  • 2 T flour
  • 2 T oil (I used olive)
  • Sugar for dusting


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Mix the cake mix, hot water, flour, and oil until a thick dough forms.
  3. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in sugar then place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Press balls flat, about ¼ inch thick.
  5. Bake 8-10 minutes, until firm.
  6. Remove to paper towels to cool.
  7. Keep in an airtight container.

Cake Mix Gingersnaps Make Perfect Gifts

Cake Mix Gingersnaps hold up well in packages, so they are a great addition to a goodie box that you mail to your favorite college student, or for a bake sale entry.  They are also great in gifts, from holidays to housewarming gifts.  I love to make batches of these for friends that are going through a hard time, just to let them know I’m thinking about them.  Cake Mix Gingersnaps have it all and make a great addition to any cookie platter.

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  1. I made a batch of cookies this weekend. One cookie sheet half batch burnt a little on the bottom so you really have to be careful to check the bottoms in addition to the sides when they are baking. It was not a bad burn though.The other batch came out very well and they were soft when they were warm. But the cooled cookies were very hard. I am a fan of chewier cookies so I prefer these cookies right out of the oven.

  2. Hi! I can’t wait to make this recipe! About how many cookies does the recipe yield?

  3. Has anyone tried using this recipe to make gingerbread men?
    I know Betty Crocker Gingerbread Mix used to have a recipe on the side of the box; the
    newer boxes do not have the recipe. Thanks for you help!

  4. These look so yummy! I saw this gingerbread mix in the store last year but never tried it. I’ll definitely have to pick some up this time around! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I’m featuring you this week!

  5. Gingersnaps are irresistible! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  6. Gingersnaps are some of my favorite, I would love getting a gift of Ginger Snaps. Thank you so much for taking the time during this busy season to share your wonderful post with Full Plate Thursday. Have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. These look so easy and delicious! I LOVE ginger snaps! Thank you for linking up to Wake Up Wednesdays! Pinning these!

  8. Wow! Those look delicious and so easy! Pinning this one to make for Thanksgiving!

  9. cool ty i can make some now i like these

  10. Oh, this does save time! I like to make cookies from a mix when I need to bring treats to an event. I haven’t tried gingerbread yet. This is the time of year to look for the mixes in the stores though. Great idea!

  11. Definitely making some for the holiday season {and to give as gifts would be perfect!} Thanks for sharing :-)

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