Thursday, December 1, 2011

Gingersnaps Christmas Cookie Recipe

We have a family recipe for gingersnaps that we make just around the holidays, and it's a sweet and tasty version of a Christmas favorite. My friend Marianna is letting me share it with you, and we hope you and your family enjoy our recipe for delicious Winter Gingersnaps! We use cloves and extra cinnamon in our twist on this traditional treat because I love those spices, and it adds a terrific flavor. If you'd like to find more holiday favorites, check out my recipe for a Christmas glazed ham or Cherry Cheesecake on Penelope's Oasis!

2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 large egg
4 tablespoons molasses
3 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon ground gloves
1/4 tsp salt

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl, mix shortening and sugar together with a blender. Add the egg, molasses and salt and mix together well.
3. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and cloves together. Slowly blend in the mixture from step 2 a little at a time, mixing with blender.
4. Make small balls out of dough and roll each ball in sugar. Place dough balls on a greased cookie sheet and flatten each ball slightly with the bottom of a glass cup.
5. Bake for 12 minutes (until light brown).

Penelope is a mom to one bunchkin and the author of Penelope's Oasis, where she writes about healthy living, beauty tips, and relationship advice.


  1. We love Gingersnaps! Looks fab Penelope:)

  2. Oh my gosh, yum! I absolutely ADORE Gingersnaps. Thank you for this recipe, Penelope!

  3. I love ginger snaps, and have never found a recipe that I could pull off. This one looks doable, though. Thanks!!!

  4. I love gingersnaps! They make great mini ice cream sandwiches too. :)

  5. These look absolutely delicious! I am definitely going to have try this recipe as I know my family would love some homemade Gingersnaps. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I've never actually had Gingersnaps.. I think it's about time I tried them!

  7. Yummy!!! Thanks for the recipe.

  8. Oh those sound really good and my son LOVES Gingersnaps.


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