Grandma's Ginger Snaps

Grandma's Ginger Snaps

4.7 of 5 (3)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 30
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 113.4
  • Total Fat: 5.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 9.9 mg
  • Sodium: 125.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 1.1 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Grandma's Ginger Snaps calories by ingredient

Number of Servings: 30


    2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
    1 tablespoon ground ginger
    2 teaspoons baking soda
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    3/4 cup shortening (applesauce can replace shortening)
    1 cup white sugar
    1 egg
    1/4 cup molasses


1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. Sift the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into a mixing bowl. Stir the mixture to blend evenly, and sift a second time into another bowl.

3. Place the shortening into a mixing bowl and beat until creamy. Gradually beat in the white sugar. Beat in the egg, and dark molasses. Sift 1/3 of the flour mixture into the shortening mixture; stir to thoroughly blend. Sift in the remaining flour mixture, and mix together until a soft dough forms. Pinch off small amounts of dough and roll into 1 inch diameter balls between your hands. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.

4. Bake in preheated oven until the tops are rounded and slightly cracked, about 10 minutes. Cool cookies on a wire rack. Store in an air tight container.

Number of Servings: 30

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MB_MAMA.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    These sound good. - 3/8/21

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    Just like my Grandmother's recipe. I used the applesauce. Wonderful.
    - 7/13/20

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    These are delicious! Absolutely the best ginger snaps I have ever tasted. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! - 10/7/11

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    Very Good
    Very tasty! I should have made high-altitude adjustments, though, as my first batch all ran together and made a solid sheet of gingerbread, lol. I added about 1/3 C of flour to the rest of the recipe and made almost 2 and a half dozen more, perfect, beautiful and yummy ginger snaps! - 2/22/11