Making Ginger Snap Cookies

Here is our recipe for homemade ginger snap cookies. Pair it with pumpkin sauce for dipping.


  • 4 cups sifted flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup sugar for dipping cookies


  1. Beat shortening and sugar until well mixed.
  2. Beat in eggs and molasses.
  3. Sift flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and salt together.
  4. Mix in flour mixture until a soft dough forms. Put in a zip lock bag and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Scoop dough into 1 inch balls and dip the tops in sugar. Put sugar side up on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes until just firm. Cool on wire racks.

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