Saturday, November 9, 2013


Just the name bring back memories of visiting the farm of Grandma & Grandpa!  Found these gingersnaps on Pinterest.  Another cookie to add to my cookie collection!  Thanks to hollyhocks-honeybees for posting her grandma's cookies.  

These are my kinda cookie.   The flavor of ginger, crunchy on the edge and soft and  sweet in the middle.  A keeper for sure.  

Grandma Hall's gingersnaps

1 1/4 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
3/8 cup of molasses ( a little over 1/4 cup)
Mix this in your mixer.  Then add the flour mixture

In another bowl add the dry ingredients and whisk this together then add to the wet mixture:

3 cups flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
3/4 teaspoon salt

extra sugar for rolling the cookie balls

I used my cookie scoop ( it holds 2 Tablespoons) and got 41 "3" inch cookies.  Form the dough into a ball and roll in sugar and bake at 350 degrees.  I baked mine for 12 minutes but that will depend on how large you make your cookies.  

Just looking at these cookies makes me want one.  I love cookies......................Happy baking friends, hope you enjoy    Andi 

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  1. Hi Andi! Thanks for posting the link to my Grandma's cookies. They are a favorite in our house anytime of year but especially during the Holidays. I don't know why mine are a bit darker than yours. I might add a bit more molasses than the recipe calls for just because I love the flavor. Hope you enjoyed them. Are you in Maine? That has been on my bucket list for years... & finally made it there this summer, just for a couple of days though. I would love to go back. I posted a couple of posts about it on my blog. Thanks for saying hi & for your comment. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Molasses...I've never baked with it. I'll have to try these soon then!

  3. First of all, these cookies look amazing! The texture and shape etc.... I can just TASTE them right now. Yum! Second, your photos are awesome!!

  4. Your cookies look amazing and I love a crisp outer and chewy middle too. Thanks for sharing them with us on foodie friday.