Ginger Snaps Cookies

Cookies are always a firm favourite with children of all ages, and they will absolutely love making these Ginger Snap Cookies. Fun, tasty and moreish, you’re always going to enjoy these- kids or no kids!


3/4 cup shortening

1-cup light brown sugar, firmly packed

1 egg

1/4 tsp salt

4 Tbsp molasses

2 1/4 cups flour

2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp ground cloves

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger

© Alejandro Duran |



- Preheat oven to 205 degrees C. 

- Cream together shortening and brown sugar until well mixed, light, and fluffy.

- Beat together well the egg, salt, and molasses and then mix these into the above. 

- Sift together flour, baking soda, ground cloves, cinnamon and ginger.

- Add dry ingredients to first wet mixture and combine well.

- Chill in the refrigerator a few hours or overnight.

- After chilled, shape dough into balls about walnut sized and place balls on a greased cookie sheet, allowing room for expansion.

- Flatten balls with a fork.

- Bake in 350-degree oven 12 to 15 min. Do not let get too brown.

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