Perfect Gingersnaps

I <3 Gingersnaps

Perfect gingersnaps are sweet, chewy, and spicy. They are made with high-quality molasses. The molasses I'm using came from a farm in western NC. Although we've tried several recipes, my grandmother found this one and it's...perfect.


  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses
  • 1/3 cup cinnamon sugar

>>Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Sift the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into a mixing bowl. Stir the mixture to blend evenly, and sift a second time into another bowl.
  3. Place the shortening into a mixing bowl and beat until creamy. Gradually beat in the white sugar. Beat in the egg, and dark molasses. Sift 1/3 of the flour mixture into the shortening mixture; stir to thoroughly blend. Sift in the remaining flour mixture, and mix together until a soft dough forms. Pinch off small amounts of dough and roll into 1 inch diameter balls between your hands. Roll each ball in cinnamon sugar, and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until the tops are rounded and slightly cracked, about 10 minutes. Cool cookies on a wire rack. Store in an air tight container.

recipe and picture via allrecipes.com


Something else you should try . . .

It's unique and you might have to get used to the flavor. It's full a spice, but not at all like chai if that makes any sense. :-)


  1. Gramma just emailed me and said she added cayenne pepper. Might be good to try.

  2. Mmm, looks delicious. Love the new design by the way. :-)

  3. Thnx guys, but the "o" is bugging me because it's crooked and I can't rest until I redo it. :-)

  4. It isn't crooked! you must have redone it.


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