Old-Fashioned Ginger Snaps

ginger snap cookies
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  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 8 dozen (96 servings)
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This recipe is for classic old-fashioned ginger snap cookies, made with molasses, butter, brown sugar, and spices.

What You'll Need

  • 2 3/4 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ​cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ​ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 3/4 cup  unsalted butter (softened)​
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses

How to Make It

  1. Combine flour, soda, and spices in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Cream sugar and butter. Beat in egg and molasses until light and fluffy. Stir in flour mixture just until blended. Chill for 2 hours or more.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  4. Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls, roll in granulated sugar, and place on lightly greased baking sheets about 2 inches apart.
  5. Flatten each ball with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.
  1. Bake the cookies for about 8 to 10 minutes, until set.