Ginger Snaps

Linda Stevens


A Christmas favorite! Not everyone likes the strong flavor of cinnamon, molasses and ginger, including my sweet hubby who is not a big fan of ginger snaps.

I acquired this recipe many years ago from an ex-sister-in-law who made these every year for Christmas. After marrying my current husband, I discovered that his mama loved ginger snaps and was eating the store bought variety. OMG! There is no comparison! These are awesome, so good that I've even made my hubby a lover of THESE ginger snaps!

They are crisp and melt in your mouth delicious and what I consider a "healthy cookie"!

★★★★★ 2 votes
4 dozen
30 Min
15 Min


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3/4 c
1 c
granulated sugar
1/4 c
dark molasses
1 medium
2 c
1/4 tsp
2 tsp
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 tsp
ground cloves
1 tsp
ground ginger


3/4 c
granulated sugar

How to Make Ginger Snaps


  • 1Cream 3/4 c. shortening and 1 cup of sugar together with a pastry blender.
  • 2Add molasses and egg. (Beat with electric beater until smooth).
  • 3Add dry ingredients and mix well. (I start with the electric mixer, adding dry ingredients slowly. Once all ingredients are blended together, I finish mixing with my hands).
  • 4Put 3/4 c. granulated sugar in a bowl for dipping.
  • 5Roll cookie dough into Tablespoon size balls and dip into sugar. Place on cookie sheet.
  • 6Bake for 12-15 minutes in a 375 degree oven. (Don't overbake). They will flatten as they cool.
    They should look cracked.
  • 7Unusually delicious WARM!
  • 8NOTE: If you run out of time, cookie dough can be refrigerated until you can get back to making your cookies. Just let the dough set out for a little while so it is easier to form your balls.

    Dough also freezes well and makes great gifts!

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About Ginger Snaps

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #sweet, #savory, #Pungent

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