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ginger snaps by king arthur flour

Recipe by
Susan Feliciano
Oak Ridge, TN

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.

yield serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For ginger snaps by king arthur flour

  • 3/4 c
    (5 oz) vegetable shortening
  • 1 c
    (7 oz) sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 lg
  • 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

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease or line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
  • 2
    Beat 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.
  • 3
    To make the coating, combine the sugar and cinnamon, and place in a shallow pan or dish.
  • 4
    Drop 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.
  • 5
    Bake 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.
  • 6
    Remove 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.

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