Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition


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


Most Helpful

This is very close to the recipe I have been using for years. Mine has 1 tsp cinnamon and cloves and 1 T ginger. What a great recipe and I'm so glad I don't have to input it! Thanks! I bake them for 10 minutes.. they would not be even close to done in only 5 minutes!

Chef TanyaW March 25, 2015

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!

vaurienne June 19, 2007

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

samp072000 August 12, 2005

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