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Easy Gingersnaps

A comforting holiday cookie that's actually good any time of year

Gingersnaps are typically eaten during the holiday season, but they're a comforting cookie to bake any time of year.

Recipe courtesy of Rachel Cooks.

Ready in
25 m
15 m
(prepare time)
10 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 Cups shortening
  • 1 Cup white granulated sugar, plus more for rolling
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 Cup molasses


Preheat oven to 350ºF. Mix dry ingredients in a medium bowl.

In a separate bowl, cream shortening and sugar together. Beat in eggs and molasses.

Mix in dry ingredients.

Form into small balls, about 1-inch in diameter.

Roll balls in sugar and place about 2″ apart on cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes or until crispy around edges.