Gingersnaps

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Crisp on the edges and slightly chewy on the inside, these snappy ginger-flavor cookies are a favorite any time of the year.

Sugar-Sprinkled Gingersnaps in green box
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
35 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Bake Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
Yield:
50 cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup oleo (80 percent vegetable oil margarine) or butter, softened

  • ¼ cup shortening

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg

  • cup mild-flavor molasses

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup coarse white, granulated, or colored sugar

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine oleo and shortening. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the 3/4 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and molasses until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Cover and chill for 2 hours or until dough is easy to handle.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the 1/4 cup coarse sugar in a small bowl. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll balls in sugar. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven about 10 minutes or until tops are crackled and edges are firm. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool. Makes about 50 cookies.

Tips

Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

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