Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins

An old family favorite out of my grandmother's recipe book. I haven't made this recipe yet myself, but a reviewer suggests to add more spice :) they used 1.5 times the amount stated. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening, sugar together then egg.
  2. Add molasses, stir.
  3. Sift in dry ingredients (Double Spices if you like).
  4. Roll into balls.
  5. Drop in sugar.
  6. Bake in 350 F oven for 10-12 minutes.
  7. (no servings specified so I guessed).
Most Helpful

These turned out great! The only reason I'm giving them 4 stars is because the directions were not super clear and I had to add an additional cup of flour. I creamed the sugar and shortening, then add the egg before adding the dry ingredients. I also doubled the spice and would do that again. Baked mine for 11 minutes. Thanks for this yummy recipe, I'll be making these again.

Lucky in Bayview May 18, 2011

Very good cookie. I used all of the ingredients and of course had to use more sugar to roll the balls after forming into balls. One note though for anyone wanting more spice to the Ginger Snaps..... use 1 1/2 times the spice up to 2 times. I did 1 1/2 times and they we AWESOME!!!! My wife and I love a good spicy cookie and that was a perfect blend. Thanks for posting your recipe!

Rangerelvis March 01, 2011