Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

Recipe passed down from my husband's grandmother


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream first 4 ingredients until fluffy.
  2. Sift together the 6 dry ingredients and stir into molasses mixture.
  3. Form dough into small balls (1 inch diameter).
  4. Roll balls in granulated sugar.
  5. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes.
Most Helpful

These were a big hit at a jewelry party I went to. I served them with Pumpkin Pie Dip (delicious) I only had egg substitute on hand so I used that and they turned out great! I also added fresh ground pepper about 12 small grinds. Chilled for a bit, rolled out thin (didn't want soft), used a small round cookie cutter and sprinkled tops with sugar. I baked about 8-9 min. Perfect. Thanks

Rollin in the Dough! January 13, 2010

These were great, I was at a party and tried them. My friend told me she found the recipe on here (we trade recipes from here all the time!) so she forwarded it to me! Yum!

Cowgyrl Cook December 01, 2009

Excellent! I had a craving for ginger snaps, but had never made them before. This recipe really hit the spot!

Clovis Ann October 29, 2009