Nettie's Molasses Gingersnaps

Recipe by WiGal

A colleague gave me this recipe and DH loves them. Besides tasting great, you use only one mixing bowl! :)

Top Review by WhatamIgonnaeatnext

I was expecting more of a zing when I bit into these. I also cooked them longer than the 8 minutes and left them on the cookie sheet, but I never got them crispy enough. Maybe I could put more Ginger in them? Anyways, I might try them again and see how it goes. Also all I had was jumbo eggs and that might have made them not get hard. Anyways, thanks for the recipe; they were really easy and fast to make. I did this for the "Cookbook Tag" game.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Put margarine, brown sugar, molasses, egg, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, clove, and ginger into mixing bowl and mix.
  3. Roll into walnut size balls.
  4. Put about 1/2 cup of regular sugar in cereal size bowl, and 1/2 cup water in ramekin size dish.
  5. Roll dough ball in sugar.
  6. Place wide apart on slightly greased cookie sheet; dip a glass into water and flatten the cookie.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes, or until done to your family's preferences.
  8. NOTE: If it is a dark cookie sheet it will take less time than on a brand new shiny sheet; and if they sit on the hot sheet after removing from oven they will harden even more. Some like these cookies hard but I do not.

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