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Betty's Gingersnaps Recipe

Betty's Gingersnaps

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"Try these moist and chewy gingersnaps made with canola oil to significantly lower total fat content."

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Original recipe makes 36 cookies Change Servings


  1. Beat canola oil with sugar. Whisk in egg and molasses. Add flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir until dough is moist.
  2. Using 1 teaspoon per cookie, shape dough into a ball. Roll in sugar. Bake on lightly oiled cookie sheets at 375 degrees F for 12-15 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheets or racks.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 09, 2005

Very, very good. Crunchy on the edges but soft and chewy in the center. The sugar sprinkle on the finished cookie is a nice touch but they're plenty sweet enough without rolling them in the extra sugar.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 16, 2006

This recipe did not work out for me. The cookies were flat and hard.


12 Ratings

Nov 28, 2005

I served these at brunch the morning after Thanksgiving. They made a huge hit. I was even asked for the recipe.

Nov 08, 2006

Not a gingersnap but an excellant chewy molasses cookie, perfect and very similar to my mother's. YUMMY

Jan 19, 2006

Isn't this a misnomer, calling these cookies ginger"snaps" if they are soft in the middle? I made these with freshly milled whole grain soft winter wheat flour. They are good, but I'm not raving about them. I added 1 extra teaspoon of ginger hoping for a more gingering flavour but the molasses and sugar overpowered any other flavours. I'm still looking for a really good ginger cookie recipe; I'm afraid this isn't it.

Feb 06, 2006

This is the best Gingersnap recipe I have ever made! They are moist and tender. I am always getting asked for this recipe now.

Nov 25, 2009

These were completely fabulous! I made mine fairly large {only had just over two dozen), which made them wonderfully soft in the centres and a lot thicker than those shown in the picture.

Jul 22, 2006

I added 1/4 cup more oil & 1/4 cup apple sauce. They turned out delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 86 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.4 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 3.3 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 80 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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