Ginger Snaps Cookies recipe


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold strong coffee or water

Cooking Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Cream together first seven ingredients until smooth.

In another bowl combine the dry ingredients.

Pour the dry mixture into the wet mixture; mix well.

Add the coffee and knead the dough until all ingredients are incorporated and the dough forms into one ball that holds together.

Cut ball into 4 equal pieces.
Divide each pieces into 12 equal pieces.

Wet the palms of your hands
slightly while doing the next step.

Roll the dough into a ball between the palms of your hands then press and flatted the dough onto the cookie (about 1/8-inch thick).

Place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake cookies for 10 minutes (or until edges begin to brown and cookies crisp up when cool).

24 Feb 2011     949 views     NON-Vegetarian       Bakeries > Biscuits

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