Classic Ginger Snaps Recipe

Classic Ginger Snaps Recipe

How To Make Classic Ginger Snaps

A classic ginger snaps recipe that should be a household staple! Nostalgic cookies with its distinctive flavor are best for dunking into milk or coffee.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 11 minutes
Total: 26 minutes



  • 2cupsflour
  • 1tspgingerground
  • 1tspcinnamonground
  • 2tspbaking soda
  • ½tspsalt
  • ¾cupshortening
  • 1cupwhite sugarplus extra for rolling
  • 1egg
  • ¼cupmolasses


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Cream shortening, sugar, and egg until fluffy. Add molasses and mix well.

  3. Add remaining ingredients into a separate bowl and whisk well to combine. Add dry mixture to sugar mixture a little at a time until combined.

  4. Divide dough into 18 pieces, roll each into a ball and roll in sugar.

  5. Place cookies on an ungreased pan and bake 11 to 13 minutes


  • Calories: 139.87kcal
  • Fat: 6.68g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.67g
  • Trans Fat: 0.84g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.71g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.88g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.02g
  • Fiber: 0.34g
  • Sugar: 10.98g
  • Protein: 1.31g
  • Cholesterol: 6.67mg
  • Sodium: 109.29mg
  • Calcium: 11.01mg
  • Potassium: 65.99mg
  • Iron: 0.34mg
  • Vitamin A: 2.88µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.01mg
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