Really Ole Fashion Gingersnaps

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 15 mins

I really don't know how long to prepare these. I got the recipe from an old old cook book 1940"s. It's the only ginger snap recipe I use. Hope you all enjoy. Myrna2

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and sugar.
  3. Stir in eggs,molasses, and vinegar.
  4. Sift and add the flour, soda, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.
  5. Mix ingredients til blended.
  6. Form 3/4" balls.
  7. Bake on greased sheet for 15 minutes or until done.
  8. Cookies will get the characteristic crinkle top as they bake.
  9. Let rest for 2 minutes before removing from the sheet.


Most Helpful

This really is the best Gingersnap recipe ever. Once I made it (while slightly hung over, I admit) and accidentally used curry powder instead of ground ginger. I don't recommend doing that.. but if you follow the recipe, you'll have great success. If you're paying better attention than I was, following this recipe is a (ginger)snap!

Ogwen July 24, 2007

Myrna, These were absolutely delicious! Didn't change a thing but did roll them in sugar. the recipe made 5 doz. 2 1/2" cookies. I figure if you are going to bake cookies, bake a bunch! Thanks,Dottie5

Dottie5 June 04, 2003

These tasted very good. I didn't like how sticky the dough was - I would chill it next time. Also, it was easier to use a glass dipped in sugar to flatten the balls, rather than the fork. I used a small scoop to form the balls and that worked well. Two eggs need to be added to the ingredients list. All in all, they are nice and crisp; better than store bought! My husband and friend who was visiting for a few days polished them up and couldn't get enough! thanks, Jess! made for PAC spring 09

Linky April 17, 2009

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