Granny's Gingersnaps

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

Another one of my grandmother's incredible recipes. This was a special treat when I was a little girl.

Top Review by Kiwiwife

A chose this over other gingersnap recipes because frankly, every one of Ratherbeswimmin's recipes I have tried, are excellent. This one is no different. Very easy too! Not sure how crispy they will be because I tasted straight from the oven. Wonderful cookie, not too sweet and being the impatient baker that I am, I love that I don't have to wait for butter to soften! Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening and sugar.
  2. Beat in the egg and molasses.
  3. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
  4. Roll teaspoonfuls of dough into balls.
  5. Dip one side of each ball into sugar; place with sugar side up on a greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned and crinkly.

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