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Old-Fashioned Gingersnaps Recipe

Old-Fashioned Gingersnaps Recipe

I discovered this recipe many years ago, and it's been a favorite among our family and friends since. Who doesn't like cookies during the holidays? —Francis Stoops, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Additional sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Chill.
  • 2. Roll into 1-1/4-in. balls and dip into sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for about 10 minutes or until set and surface cracks. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 150 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 211 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.