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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.
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Ginger Snaps


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Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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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This is the original photo from this post. The above photo was updated in November 2015.

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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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Chewy Ginger Cookies with Gingersnap Dip | Real Mom Kitchen November 29, 2010 - 9:07 am

[…] cookies would make a perfect gift along with the gingersnap dip.  I also have another gingersnap cookie that I love, which is more chewy than this cookie but still soft and not crisp that would also work […]

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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!!!

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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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