Snappy Ginger Cookies

Snappy Ginger Cookies

If you like your ginger cookies recipe to have a little more texture, try these Snappy Ginger Cookies. This ginger snaps recipe is as easy and quick as a snap! Add to cookie tins for gifts or set them out at a party for snacking.


  • 1 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 2 tablespoons orange peel, grated


  1. Combine shortening, sugar, eggs and molasses in a bowl and mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and spices.
  3. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, blending well.
  4. Chill dough for 1-24 hours.
  5. When you are ready to bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Roll chilled dough into balls and dunk in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.
  7. Bake 8-12 minutes or until set.

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