Old-fashioned Gingersnaps

Old-Fashioned Gingersnaps

There are so many types of Christmas cookies available this time of year, but nothing beats an old-fashioned ginger snap in my book. Both my late mother and my late sister-in-law Thais loved these cookies and so I like to make them each year to remember them.


1 stick real butter

1 cup light brown sugar

1/4 cup molasses

1 egg

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 t. ground ginger

3/4 t. ground cinnamon

3/4 t. ground cloves

1/2 cup granulated sugar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream the butter with the brown sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the molasses and egg, mixing well.  In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat just until well blended. Do not over-beat.

Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and dip one half of each ball into the granulated sugar. Lay the balls sugar side up on a greased baking sheet approximately 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until cracked on top. Do not over-bake.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *