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After-School Gingersnaps

 After-School Gingersnaps
These cookies were always my favorite after-school treat. I could hardly wait to get home for my snack of gingersnaps and a tall glass of milk. Whenever I think of that special snack, I recall the warmth of home filled with the spicy aroma of ginger!
36 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 5 min./batch


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons ground ginger


  • In a bowl, cream butter, sugars, molasses and egg. Combine flour,
  • baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger; add to creamed mixture and
  • mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Roll out the dough on a
  • lightly floured surface to 1/8-in. thickness and cut into desired
  • shapes. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 5-6
  • minutes or until set (do not overbake). Remove from pan to cool on
  • wire racks. Yield: about 6 dozen (2-1/2 inch cookies).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 93 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 111 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.