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Cookie Jar Gingersnaps Recipe

Cookie Jar Gingersnaps Recipe

My grandma kept two cookie jars in her pantry. One of the jars, which I now have, always had these crisp and chewy gingersnaps in it. They're still my favorite cookie recipe. My daughter, Becky, used this recipe for a 4-H fair and won a blue ribbon. —Deb Handy, Pomona, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cream shortening and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and molasses. In another bowl, combine next five ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Shape level tablespoonfuls of dough into balls. Dip one side into remaining sugar; place 2 in. apart, sugary side up, on greased baking sheets. Bake until lightly browned and crinkly, 12-15 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 92 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 106 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for Cookie Jar Gingersnaps

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2015

"I can't say it better than anyone else. These are simply the best cookies I have ever had."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2015

"These are fantastic! I had been looking for a good gingersnap recipe and have tried a couple but been really disappointed. No more - this one is a keeper!! Made some yesterday and will probably have to make again today; they were that good!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2015

"Would give these cookies 10 stars if I could! These have been favorites in our family since the recipe was published back in 1994. When our six kids were growing up, I baked nearly every day because their friends came home with them. Now that we're down to a household of three, this cookie is still requested! Was hitting the panic button because I couldn't find it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"This cookie recipe is exactly what I was looking for! They look wonderful and taste even better. Yummy perfection!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

"I baked these cookies this fall and gave some to a friend. Needless to say she said they were the best she has ever tasted and of course requested the recipe! Excellent cookies!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"Have made these for years now...and still our favorite!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2012

"I have prepared these cookies before-in fact, one of my nieces had requested these cookies back in 1996 for her 11th birthday & she'll be 27! I plan to prepare these again this week! Thank you for this recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"Yummy! First time making this type of cookie so I have nothing to compare to. My batch was crunchy and tasty!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"Simple and delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

"Wonderful cookie..I added fresh and crystallized ginger to this cookie..plus once cooled I melt white chocolate chips in microwave and drizzle top of cookie! Yummy"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"I've made these many times over the years. This recipe is definitely a keeper!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"My husband loves ginger snaps I have tried alot of different recipes an he always asks my to make these deffantly a keeper"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

"simply amazing :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2009

"These are melt in your mouth wonderful. So easy and they get better each day."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2009

"i love these! And for a special treat i add raisins...yumm. :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2009

"Years ago (44) I saw this recipe on a Brer Rabbit molasses bottle--the only difference: 1/2 t cloves, only 1/2 t ginger-- These are a real comfort food!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2008

"These are the best gingersnap cookies I've ever made. I don't always dip them in the sugar, and they're still awesome."

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