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    Oma's Gingersnaps

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    40 mins

    30 mins

    10 mins

    Greta's Note:

    My German grandmother, Oma used to make these gingersnap cookies when I was a child. I loved them.

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    1. 1
      Cream shortening and sugar- mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
    2. 2
      Add molasses and egg to creamed mixture- add dry ingredients- stir or handmix.
    3. 3
      Roll dough into small balls- roll in extra sugar.
    4. 4
      Place on cookie sheet and flatten.
    5. 5
      Bake 350 for 5-10 minutes.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 19, 2007


      I couldn't find my mom's/grandma's recipe for gingersnaps when I wanted to make cookies to mail in a care package to my boyfriend, so I used this recipe instead. I substituted margarine for shortening because I didn't have any of the latter, and baked for twelve minutes. These are perfect! Although the dough didn't quite taste right, these cookies taste exactly like the ones I wanted. I might have to make more because I don't know if I want to send these away!

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    • on August 12, 2005


      I'm 14 and for Culture Day at my school I made these cookies as part of my german heritage, everyone in the class was begging for more...this lasted for weeks! YOu can't even imagine how much they loved them...someone even told me they'd give me 20 dollars for the recipe and he came in the next day with the money...but don't worry I didn't ;) Thanx so much<3Sammi

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    • on July 13, 2005


      These were absolutely wonderful. I baked mine for about 8 minutes for a soft, chewy cookie. I especially liked the sweet, spicy taste. These is a keeper. Thank you so much!

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    Nutritional Facts for Oma's Gingersnaps

    Serving Size: 1 (759 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 677.0
    Calories from Fat 291
    Total Fat 32.3 g
    Saturated Fat 8.1 g
    Cholesterol 42.3 mg
    Sodium 759.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 92.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
    Sugars 49.5 g
    Protein 6.5 g

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