Tuesday, December 13, 2011


I made these for my cookie exchange this year -

3/4 C. Crisco
1 C. white sugar
1 egg
1/4 C. molasses
2 C. flour
1 tsp. ginger
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon

extra white sugar for rolling

Cream Crisco and sugar together.  Add egg and molasses and mix well.  Add the dry ingredients and mix together.  Form 1 teaspoon dough into small ball by rolling in hands.  Then, roll in white sugar to cover entire surface.  Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes or until tops are slightly rounded, crackly and lightly brown.  **I have a gas oven and found that I needed to bake them at 300 degrees for 9 minutes.

These pics are when I was making them for my cookie exchange and I had tripled the above recipe.  It all fit in my KitchenAid - barely!!!

The dough --

Rolled in balls on the cookie sheet --

Rolled in sugar then put in the oven --


I saw this recipe on my Yahoo Christmas group and it was sent in by Margaret who said it was her grandmother's recipe.  They are a crispy cookie -- Mr. Cardigan would put some in a sandwich bag to take to lunch and put a half piece of bread with it to soften it.  You can add that to your storage container, too, if it gets to the point they need a little softening.  I like mine crispy though -- that is what a Gingersnap is, isn't it???

I guess this is boring Lucy!!!

I am linking to Schue Love's Christmas Recipe Linky Party.  Check out all the great recipes by clicking here.
Michaela Noelle


natasha {schue love} said...

OH yum!! These look super delicious! I had no idea about the bread trick...I'll have to keep that in mind for the future! Thanks so much for linking up today!! :)

Fashion Meets Food said...

Yum! Gingersnaps are one of my favorite cookies. I have never attempted to make my own, but now I definitely will. I am your newest follower!! xo

My Beautiful World said...

Love these.
So happy to meet you I have enjoyed looking around. I have just found your lovely blog through the blog on Christmas cheer link wonderful to join in. I'm now following you hope you visit me and follow back so nice to find new friends to catch up with. Have a great day.
Always Wendy

Kim Bee said...

New follower courtesy of the party. Nice to meet you. These gingersnaps are lovely. I have been looking for a recipe for them. Coincidently my horse is named Ginger. When she had her baby I tried to convince everyone she should be named snap. Lol!