Cookie Jar Gingersnaps Recipe
- 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
- 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.
1 cookie: 92 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 106mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Reviews for Cookie Jar Gingersnaps
"Nothing beats a good old-fashioned ginger snaps like these!! They're wonderful!!"
"Great recipe! I've made them 3 times now, first time I made it exactly as the recipe calls for, I have never used shortening for cookies before. Second time I used 1/2 cup shortening and 1/4 butter, which we really liked. Third time I kicked up the spices more ground ginger, and add nutmeg, clove and cayenne! Yum, yum, yum!"
"I just made these and they were excellent! I did use butter instead of shortening and substituted the molasses for Golden Syrup. Don't think they are going to last long in my cookie jar!"
"Made it with coconut sugar. Dipped in refined sugar for the outer crunch. Really good!"
"Can butter be used in place of shortening?"
"These are good anytime of the year!!! Will make these again for sure!"
"Big hit! Everyone loved and wanted the recipe."
"Absolutely scrumptious and delicious! Bringing to school for my students. Very soft and easy to make."
"just got the magazine, made these cookies, YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! will have to double the recipe next time, thanks"
"I can't say it better than anyone else. These are simply the best cookies I have ever had."
"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!"
"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!"
"This cookie recipe is exactly what I was looking for! They look wonderful and taste even better. Yummy perfection!"
"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!"
"Have made these for years now...and still our favorite!"
"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!"
"Yummy! First time making this type of cookie so I have nothing to compare to. My batch was crunchy and tasty!"
"Simple and delicious!"
"I've made these many times over the years. This recipe is definitely a keeper!"
"My husband loves ginger snaps I have tried alot of different recipes an he always asks my to make these deffantly a keeper"
"simply amazing :)"
"These are melt in your mouth wonderful. So easy and they get better each day."
"i love these! And for a special treat i add raisins...yumm. :)"
"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!"
"These are the best gingersnap cookies I've ever made. I don't always dip them in the sugar, and they're still awesome."