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Ginger Snaps II

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servings 187 cals
Original recipe yields 18 servings (3 dozen)


  • Calories:
  • 187 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.3g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 210 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Cream together shortening and sugar, add egg and beat until fluffy. Stir in molasses and mix well.
  2. Sift all dry ingredients-twice, then add to molasses mixture and mix well
  3. Using a cookie scoop or spoon scoop out spoonfuls of dough and form into round balls. Roll tops of balls in sugar.
  4. Place the round balls on a cookie sheet, these cookies flatten as they bake.
  5. Bake for exactly 9 minutes in a preheated 350 degree (175 degree C) oven. Remove from baking sheet and cool.

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I made two kinds of ginger snaps - both from this site. The first were "mom's ginger snaps" and the second recipe was this one. Hands down, this one is the better of the two. The only thing I...

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i think the flavor of these cookies is nice but we wanted a crunchier outer texture. baking them a few extra minutes really didn't make them crisp up....which is what we hoped for. thanks anyway...

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I made two kinds of ginger snaps - both from this site. The first were "mom's ginger snaps" and the second recipe was this one. Hands down, this one is the better of the two. The only thing I...

Today will be my 6th time making these. They are wonderful!! Men especially seem to like them. When they are in the house, my husband can't keep his hand out of the container. DELICIOUS! Th...

Excellent gingersnaps! These have a great flavor and are addictive. What's more, they are stunning little cookies appearance-wise -- perfectly round, perfectly crackled, very professional lookin...

This recipe is great for crunchy cookies. If you want a chewier cookie (that's how we like them) only bake for 8minutes. Add a 1/4 tsp. of cloves too! Yum!

excellent cookies. My 3 year old says they are her favorite cookies. I make a double batch every time and put 3/4 of them already into balls in the freezer. That way I can just throw them in ...

Wonderful cookies, Sherry. For personal taste I added 1/2t more ginger and 1/4t cloves for a lttle extra kick. As they baked, they emitted an aroma to die for. Thanks for sharing.

I'll never buy store-made ginger snaps again! These cookies are easy and they taste better! Try rolling the tops of the cookies in red or green colored sugar before baking to make a great holi...

This receipe was so easy to make and very good. I made some last night, and my family enjoyed them so much they are begging for more. We are at a high elevation, and so my success with cookies...

stayed very moist, best ginger snaps ive ever made, thank you boo