My Name Is Snickerdoodle: Ginger Cookies


Ginger Cookies

If you are looking for a completely irresistible soft and chewy Ginger Cookie, oh boy do I have one for you!  These would make for any great holiday treat to share with your neighbors or bake up a batch and treat yourself along with a cup of hot chocolate! 

And if these weren't delicious enough, wait till tomorrow when I add a whole other element that will knock your socks off.  Let's just say I've made them too many times that the button on my jeans will allow!!

Ginger Cookies
Makes 2 dozen

3/4 cups shortening
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup dark molasses
1 egg
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp clove
1 tsp ginger
1/2 cup sugar (for rolling)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In a large bowl, cream together shortening, sugar and molasses.  Add in egg and beat well.  In a medium bowl whisk together flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, clove and ginger.  Add to your wet mixture and mix just until combined.  Using a 2 TBSP scoop, shape dough into balls and roll in 1/2 cup sugar.  Place on a cookie sheet and slightly press flat with a flat bottomed glass (or fingers).  Bake for 8-9 minutes or until they start to slightly crack on the top.  Cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet then transfer to a wire rack to completely cool. 


  1. Not sure if my first comment worked, it's hard to tell on my phone, long story short, I've been looking for this recipe! Can't wait to try it!

  2. Thanks for the recipe, can't wait to try them!
    Just wondering if butter can be used instead of the shortening? Thanks in advance :)