Ginger Snaps II

Ginger Snaps II

149 Reviews 13 Pics
Sherry Tollesfon
Recipe by  Sherry Tollesfon

“These cookies are no fail and taste so good!”

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Original recipe yields 3 dozen



  1. Cream together shortening and sugar, add egg and beat until fluffy. Stir in molasses and mix well.
  2. Sift all dry ingredients-twice, then add to molasses mixture and mix well
  3. Using a cookie scoop or spoon scoop out spoonfuls of dough and form into round balls. Roll tops of balls in sugar.
  4. Place the round balls on a cookie sheet, these cookies flatten as they bake.
  5. Bake for exactly 9 minutes in a preheated 350 degree (175 degree C) oven. Remove from baking sheet and cool.

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I made two kinds of ginger snaps - both from this site. The first were "mom's ginger snaps" and the second recipe was this one. Hands down, this one is the better of the two. The only thing I will do next time is add about 1/4 tsp salt instead of 1/2 like it calls for. That's just a personal preference, though. I also added about 1/4 tsp of cloves for added kick. All-in-all, this is a very good recipe!!!!



Today will be my 6th time making these. They are wonderful!! Men especially seem to like them. When they are in the house, my husband can't keep his hand out of the container. DELICIOUS! These are easy recipe to make! I Use evaporated cain juice in place of sugar- still delicious! I took advice and almost doubled the spices. Wish I would not have been so scared the first time and did the whole double amount! I always have since then. I use "real" butter in place of shorting. I used my 1/2 Tablespoon measureing spoon to make them round. I dipped the measurer in flour before scooping up the dough. Tapping them out on the side of the mixing bowl made them easy to remove. They looked to me to be the perfect size of any "normal" gingersnap. When using this way to measure them, a doubled recipe made 126! They are quite a change from your usual hard, crisp ginger sanp. These are soft and chewy and wonderfully spicy. I think you'll not be disappointed should you try these!



Excellent gingersnaps! These have a great flavor and are addictive. What's more, they are stunning little cookies appearance-wise -- perfectly round, perfectly crackled, very professional looking. They are definitely going in my Christmas cookie assortment. Only one caveat: nine minutes was not long enough in my oven. I had to bake for 12-14 minutes to ensure that they were cooked all the way through. Otherwise, perfect!

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Amount Per Serving (18 total)

  • Calories
  • 187 cal
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs
  • 25.3 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 210 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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