Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 mins

I think that these are just about the untimate ginger cookies. If you don't over bake them they will maintain a softness that is so toothsome. Warning! These cookies are telepathic and will call to you from the cookie jar to come and get them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the 1 cup sugar and shortening with an electric mixer till well combined. Beat in molasses; beat in the egg. Add the flour mixture and beat till combined.
  3. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in sugar and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or till edges are set and tops are crackled. Cool on a cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 45 cookies.
Most Helpful

5 5

Oooooo....These are delicious little gems! The perfect texture, so light and fluffy. They were a breeze to make. I was out of ground cloves, so I substituted allspice. Baked for 8 mins. I'll be making these wonderful cookies again. Thanks for posting!

5 5

Wonderful gingersnap cookies! The dough was so fluffy and easy to work with and they baked up just beautifully. Nice and spicy, perfect with a cup of coffee or dunking in a glass of ice-cold milk ;) Thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for the Sweet December holiday event, 2013

5 5

These are just delicious! Quick and easy to make too. I'll definitely include these on my Christmas Cookie tray! Made for Zaar Stars! Thanks for sharing.