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Old-Fashioned Ginger Snaps

User Rating 3 Star Rating (5 Reviews)


Old-Fashioned Ginger Snaps
Old-fashioned ginger snap cookies, made with molasses, butter or margarine, brown sugar, and spices.

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 3/4 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup light molasses


Combine flour, soda, and spices in a bowl and set aside. Cream sugar and margarine. Beat in egg and molasses until light and fluffy. Stir in flour mixture just until blended. Chill for 2 hours or more. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls, roll in granulated sugar, and place on lightly greased baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Flatten each ball with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Bake about 8 to 10 minutes, until set.
Makes 8 dozen cookies.

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 4 out of 5
Very good recipe, Member spence318

Im only doing this because the other review is bad I have made this recipe 3x so far and like it because of the clove it is different if you follow the recipe you will have a HARD lump of batter more dry then moist very hard to form into small balls but worth it. just follow the recipe to the letter I put a damp towel over the bowl when I put it in the frige overnight

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