Ginger Snaps

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Deb Justus
from The Villages, FL

This has been in our family for over 60 years. One of our "go to" cookies! I've added a some chopped crystalized ginger to the topping for a little twist.

prep time 1 Hr
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 3/4 c
    shortenting
  • 1
    egg
  • 4 Tbsp
    molasses
  • 2 cup c
    flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    ginger
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    cloves
  • 1 tsp
    salt
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How To Make

  • 1
    Cream sugar and shortening, add the egg and molasses.
  • 2
    Combine flour, soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Add to wet mixture and mix gently.
  • 3
    Chill in refrigerator for 1/2 hour. Take batter and roll into 1 inch balls. Dip balls in sugar before baking. I added a little chopped crystalized ginger to the sugar for a little extra ginger flavor.
  • 4
    Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.

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