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Ginger Snaps

by Laura

If you are a fan of ginger snaps like I am, then you gotta give this recipe a try. This recipe came from my mother-in-law. It doesn’t make a hard and crisp ginger snap.

These cookies turn out soft and chewy. In my oven, I even have to cook them less than the recipe calls for. These go great with the pumpkin dip recipe that I posted yesterday.

Ginger Snaps | realmomkitchen.com

Here is what you need to make the

Ginger Snaps

  • EGG
  • SALT
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Ginger Snaps | realmomkitchen.com

Ginger Snaps


  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Combine shortening, sugar, egg, and molasses and mix until combined well. Mix in remaining ingredients. Cover and chill dough for 1 hour.
  2. Shape into balls and dip tops in granulated sugar. Place 3″ apart on lightly greased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake at 375 for 9-12 minutes (in my oven it’s 7-8 minutes). Remove from cookie sheet immediately. Makes 2 1/2 – 3 dozen.
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Anna December 16, 2010 - 12:38 pm

Hello! I just wanted to pop in and say that these cookies were fantastic! I made them for a work function and they almost didn’t make it because my husband and I kept munching on them. Gingersnaps have always been too crunchy for me, so I’ve never really liked them. These, however, were perfectly chewy and wonderful! Thanks!

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Steph November 1, 2008 - 3:02 pm

My new GO TO recipe…had one friend even say these were her favorite cookes EVER! Thanks for sharing!!!

Stephanie October 25, 2008 - 7:41 am

Oh yum, I love ginger and molasses, and mixed in a cookie they’re even better! I love soft ginger cookies, instead of crispy ones. I think I’ve found the next cookie recipe I’m going to try…


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