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Grandma's Gingersnaps

Grandma's Gingersnaps

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
RAMB

RAMB

This was my mother-in-law's recipe and my husband's favorite. Shorten or lengthen the cooking time for a softer or crisper cookie.

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  • Calories:
  • 100 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 4 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.5g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 149 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the margarine and 1 cup white sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and molasses until well blended. Combine the flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; stir into the molasses mixture to form a dough. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and roll the balls in the remaining sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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Reviews

KJD79
124

KJD79

11/28/2005

Add cardamom! It will take your gingersnaps to a whole new level, I promise! 1/4 tsp per batch (or more if you're brave). Cardamom is somewhat peppery, and is the perfect addition to any gingerbread/snap/cookie recipe. I used margarine and butter because we like our cookies chewy. Happy Baking!

surf's up
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surf's up

2/15/2007

Excellent cookie! Comes out thin and crispy on the outside, chewy in the middle. Baked them for exactly 8 min and they came out perfect. Be sure to follow the directions and leave them on the cookie sheet for 5 min before transferring to a rack (or else they will fall apart!). And they spread out A LOT, so don't make them too big! Delicious!

SHORTIE93003
82

SHORTIE93003

4/12/2003

This gingersnap recipe is a DELIGHT! I have been looking a long time for the perfect gingersnap, and this is the one! I did make a few changes: I added 2 tablespoons of flour, 1 teaspoon of black pepper, and 1 teaspoon of allspice. Also, I always use real butter in my baking, instead of margarine. I chilled the dough overnight, but I don't think it was necessary. Don't skip the rolling of the cookie dough in sugar, it provides a nice coating that keeps the cookie looking beautiful. Thank you, Ruth Ann! Good job!

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