I’ve never made these cookies.  They’re incredibly good.  Incredibly!!  So… why, you ask, wouldn’t I bake them?  Because I’m spoiled rotten.  That’s why!  My mom loves to bake these cookies, and all through the winter months we’re treated to them!

Mmmmm!  Give them a try!

Gingersnap Cookies

Preheat oven to 375

¾ Cup Oil

1 Cup Sugar

1 Egg

¼ Cup Molasses

(Mix oil and sugar first, then egg, then molasses.)

2 Cups Flour

¼ tsp Salt

2 tsp Baking Soda

1 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp Ground Cloves

1 tsp Ground Ginger

(Sift all together and add to the egg mixture.)

Roll dough into teaspoon-size balls.  Dip balls into bowl of white sugar to coat.  Place on a greased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.  Bake 9 to 12 minutes until “cracked” and lightly browned.  Don’t overbake!

Makes about 4 dozen.


9 Responses to “Gingersnaps”

  1. Cheryl Black says:

    My sister used to always make these for my dad at Christmas. I made them one year but in my quest to be a little different I started making a different spice cookie (Pseffernusse) as part of my Christmas offering. But these look so good! If I weren’t trying to get off sugar I’d make these right now. How wonderful they would taste with a cup of tea!

  2. Marcea Clive says:

    I know they are good. I stopped by for coffee one day and she treated to a couple of them..MMMMMMM good.

  3. Betty Williamson says:

    I’m printing this one out. Are they chewy or crisp? I’m a chewy gingersnap fan, and still looking for that perfect recipe. Did I just find it?

  4. Wanda Martinez says:

    Marty really likes gingersnaps and looking through
    my cookie recipes Friday I came across your Mother’s
    Gingersnap recipe that I copied back in January.
    I made them and just wanted to let you know that he loved them.
    I have never liked gingersnaps cookies, but I have been eating them right along with him and these
    are really good. Thanks for recipe and I know I will
    make them many more times.

  5. Pilar says:

    Yummy gingersnaps!!! Last night I copied the recipe and tried it this afternoon. Randie for sure had peanut butter spread on it. We both enjoyed it. I am going to send you the picture soon. Thank you so much for sharing your delicious recipes. They bring smile to our loved one and for sure be making more to our neighbors and MOM to MOM get together.

  6. Sandy says:

    I’m so happy everyone loves this recipe!
    Since I’m no longer eating wheat flour, and my mom isn’t either… we should work on a new recipe with almond or coconut flour. =)

  7. Pilar says:

    Yesterday we went and bring some gingersnaps to Randie’s youngest daughter, her younger daughter who will turn 7 years old this coming March 22 which will be our 2nd year wedding anniversary:-) wanted to try one cookie, after a bite she told me” Grandma my birthday is coming and all I want is gingersnaps cookies:-)…..she just loved it!!! So I will be looking for a nice cookie jar, and fill it up with gingersnaps on her birthday!!!

  8. Cindy Gallagher says:

    I love gingersnaps. Just made about 400 of them last week for the “Blessing Pot” They served them with turkey dinner. We always hope for some of the cookies to get a little brown, or to get a finger print in them from Norma’s glove so we can eat the mistakes. There are four of us in the kitchen on cookie duty. I make the dough, Pam dips them, Norma bakes them and Rod washes the dishes. We are a good team.

  9. Sandy says:

    Cindy, you’re a baking inspiration!!

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