Old-Fashioned Gingersnap Cookies

Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 10 mins Yields 25-30 cookies     adjust servings

These Old-Fashioned Gingersnap Cookies are just like grandma used to make! Perfectly crisp with plenty of ginger and molasses flavor! They are sure to become a family favorite!


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. ground ginger
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses
  • Cinnamon sugar (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir to make sure the mixture is well combined. Set aside.
  3. Place the shortening in a mixing bowl and beat until creamy. Gradually beat in the sugar. Add the egg and dark molasses; mix until thoroughly combined. Add the flour gradually, mixing well after each addition, to the shortening mixture until a soft dough forms.
  4. Roll dough into 1-inch balls (or use a cookie scoop). Roll each ball into the cinnamon sugar, if desired. Place 2 inches apart on a Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake 10 minutes or until the tops are rounded and slightly cracked. Allow cookies to cool 3 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Store baked cookies in an air-tight container.


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