Gingersnap Cookies

My grandmother makes the best gingersnap cookies!  Today I am sharing her recipe with you!  Enjoy!


  • 3/4 cup shortening (I use vegetable oil)
  • 1 cup sugar, plus a little extra for rolling the dough balls in
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cups flour, sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ginger


  1. Cream shortening (or oil) and sugar with your mixer.
  2. Add in molasses and egg and beat well.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and then slowly add into the wet ingredients.
  4. Roll dough into small balls and dip into sugar.
  5. Place 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 375 for 12 minutes.
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