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Old-Fashioned Gingersnaps

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Makes

about 4 dozen

I discovered this recipe many years ago, and it's been a favorite among our family and friends ever since. Gingersnaps are timeless—a classic holiday cookie that's welcome year-round. —Francis Stoops, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania
Old-Fashioned Gingersnaps Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Additional sugar

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Chill dough until easy to handle.
  2. Roll into 1-1/4-in. balls and dip into sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for about 10 minutes or until set and surface cracks. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 150 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 211mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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