Ginger Snaps by King Arthur Flour

Susan Feliciano


I received this recipe with an order for cookie scoops from King Arthur Flour.
This is a really great, old-fashioned ginger snap recipe. The recipe can also be found on the King Arthur website. The picture is from the recipe card they sent me.

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about 5 dozen
20 Min
15 Min


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3/4 c
(5 oz) vegetable shortening
1 c
(7 oz) sugar
1/2 tsp
2 tsp
baking soda
1 large
1/3 c
(3.87 oz) molasses
2 1/3 c
(9.87 oz) unbleached ap flour
1-2 tsp
ground ginger
1/2 tsp
ground cloves
1 tsp
ground cinnamon


1/4 c
(1.75 oz) sugar
1 tsp
ground cinnamon

How to Make Ginger Snaps by King Arthur Flour


  • 1Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease or line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
  • 2Beat together the shortening, sugar, salt, and baking soda. Beat in the egg, then the molasses. Add the flour and spices, beating to make a smooth, fairly stiff dough.
  • 3To make the coating, combine the sugar and cinnamon, and place in a shallow pan or dish.
  • 4Drop the dough in 1" balls into the coating mixture; a teaspoon cookie scoop is perfect here. Roll the balls in the sugar to coat, then transfer them to the prepared baking sheets, leaving at least 1 1/2" between them; they'll spread as they bake.
  • 5Bake the cookies for 11 minutes for cookies that are crisp around the edges and "bendy" in the center. Bake for 13 minutes for cookies that are crisp/crunchy all the way through.
  • 6Remove the cookies from the oven, and cool right on the pan, or on a rack. Cool completely, then store tightly wrapped at room temperature.
  • 7* Can you substitute butter for the vegetable shortening? Yes; but the cookies will be soft, not crisp.

Printable Recipe Card

About Ginger Snaps by King Arthur Flour

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom

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