Gingersnap Strips Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Gingersnap Strips Recipe
  • READY IN 32 mins

Gingersnap Strips

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"I have been making these spicy cookies for about 30 years, and they are always a hit! I have tweaked the recipe over the years, and they are truly addictive!"

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Original recipe makes 5 dozen Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins
  • READY IN

    32 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper, or you may use ungreased cookie sheets.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves; stir into the batter until it forms a dough. The dough may seem a bit crumbly, but that is ok. Keep mixing and it will come together.
  3. Remove dough from the bowl, and knead for a few turns. Pat out into a square, and divide into 6 equal pieces. Roll each piece out into a 12 inch long log. Place 3 logs onto each cookie sheet. Wet the tops of the logs with a little bit of water using your fingertips, then sprinkle with sugar.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow the cookies to cool for a couple of minutes, then slice the bars diagonally into 1 inch pieces using a knife or pizza cutter. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks. When completely cool, store in an airtight container at room temperature.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 23, 2005

This recipe was so easy and absolutely tasty. Be careful. The temptation is there to overbake them because they are so soft when they come out of the oven. The cooled in a few minutes and cut easily. You won't regret trying this recipe.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 23, 2009

I like the ease of rolling out the dough and slicing the cookies later, however, I found the flavor to be a bit bland and these were too soft for my taste. I was looking for a ginger *snap* cookie. I gave 3 stars because my son likes the flavor. He too, thinks they're too soft, even after trying to over bake them.

 

10 Ratings

Sep 25, 2008

My kids loved this and I loved how easy it is! So, much faster than spooning out individual cookies.

 
Mar 03, 2010

Very easy, and my 8 year old says they are the best cookies I ever made!

 
Feb 28, 2011

If I could give four and a half stars, I would! These cookies were very easy. I loved being able to roll them into logs and cut them after they were cooled. They are perfectly bite-sized that way, too! The only problem I had, which could have been my mistake, not the recipe's, was that the cookies had somewhat of a salty aftertaste. Otherwise, these cookies are phenomenal. I glazed them with the Vanilla Glaze recipe on this site. I will definitely be making these again!

 
Nov 30, 2009

I made these last year for our Christmas Tea at church. I had 2 requests for the recipe. They were so wonderful and, yes, addicting! I have had requests to make them again this year. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 56 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 2.7 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.5 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 63 mg
  • 3%

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

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