My Childhood Gingersnaps

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Recipe by QueenJellyBean

My grandma made all kinds of cookies. A visit to grandma's house always meant there was a cookie jar full of homemade cookies. These were always my favorite cookie. My cousin used to call these "dinnersnaps" and when Grandma tells the story there is still a sparkle in her eye..... To get the "right" color you have to use dark brown sugar. Time doesn't include chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together shortening, brown sugar and eggs.
  2. Add molasses and mix thoroughly.
  3. Sift dry ingredients together and add to creamed mixture mixing well.
  4. Chill thoroughly at least two hours or overnight.
  5. Shape into one inch balls, roll in granulated sugar.
  6. Place on greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes.

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