Ginger Snaps

Recipe by luvmybge
READY IN: 24mins
YIELD: 10 dozen




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream together the sugars, molasses, shortening, butter, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
  • In another large bowl combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, salt, cinnamon, and cloves.
  • Pour the dry mixture into the wet mixture and beat while adding the water. Continue to mix until ingredients are incorporated. Refrigerate dough until easy to handle.
  • Measure a heaping teaspoon of dough at time. Roll the dough into a sphere between the palms of your hands then press the dough onto the cookie sheet. At this point you can roll in granulated sugar if desired. Flatten to about 1/8-inch thick.
  • Bake cookies for 10-14 minutes or until edges begin to brown and cookies are crispy when cool.
  • Makes 120 (10 dozen) cookies.