Grandma's Gingersnap Cookies Recipe

My love for gingersnaps has been a secret obsession my entire life.. as you'll see this week during our Christmas cookie Countdown! And now that I have my Grandma's recipe? Divine! Perfect for the holidays!

gingersnap cookies
Have you ever loved something your mother or grandmother made, never gotten the recipe and wished you had it? Well, as my cousin's and I were all "chatting' via facebook a while back we started mentioning who had what recipe of our Grandmother's and "does anyone have?".. questions.
It turned into a family website to share what recipes we can scrounge up of her's as well as our parents before they are lost. Since then we have also lost 2 of our own parents, and a cousin. So slowly sharing and documenting family recipes is a way we can connect.

My grandmothers gingersnap recipe is just classic for the holidays, it is a must have for any treat tray you put together, and this is a tried and true recipe that is worth keeping.

Jan's Tip: Her recipe has you chill the dough overnight. So i always do! I've never just made the cookies fresh after mixing it, 'cause Grandma says not to! The dough will hold together better if cold, and frankly i think the ginger, cinnamon & molasses need time to just "meld" together for the best "snappy" flavor! Go ahead and try if you'd like..I have no idea how it'll go!

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Grandma's Gingersnaps
This is my grandmother's Gingesnap cookie recipe. It is a classic, tried and true recipe, worth keeping!
  • 4 cups sifted flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 /2 teaspoon Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter or margerine
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
Measure and sift dry ingredients.Cream sugar, shortening and margarine Add unbeaten eggs and molasses and mix.Add dry ingredients and mix until a uniform dough forms. Chill dough overnight.When ready to bake, form dough into small balls and roll in sugar.Place cookie balls on ungreased cookie sheet.Bake for 8-10 minutes.

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