grandma's gingersnap cookies

melt in your mouth
grandma's gingersnap cookies
grandma's gingersnap cookies

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

30

minutes

SERVINGS

30

servings

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

30

minutes

SERVINGS

30

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    cups sifted all-purpose flour

  • 1

    tablespoon ground ginger

  • 2

    teaspoons baking soda

  • 1

    teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 3/4

    cup shortening

  • 1

    cup white sugar

  • 1

    egg

  • 1/4

    cup dark molasses

  • 1/3

    cup cinnamon sugar

Directions

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 2.Sift the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into a mixing bowl. Stir the mixture to blend evenly, and sift a second time into another bowl. 3.Place the shortening into a mixing bowl and beat until creamy. Gradually beat in the white sugar. Beat in the egg, and dark molasses. Sift 1/3 of the flour mixture into the shortening mixture; stir to thoroughly blend. Sift in the remaining flour mixture, and mix together until a soft dough forms. Pinch off small amounts of dough and roll into 1 inch diameter balls between your hands. Roll each ball in cinnamon sugar, and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. 4.Bake in preheated oven until the tops are rounded and slightly cracked, about 10 minutes. Cool cookies on a wire rack. Store in an air tight container.

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