Grandma's Gingersnap Cookies Recipe
This melt-in-your-mouth ginger cookie recipe that I received from my grandmother has been enjoyed in my family since 1899.
A classic recipe for a gingersnap cookie. Simple and quick to make, this recipe is a great last-minute treat.
All I can say is WOW! This is a great recipe! This recipe was many firsts for me: first time making gingersnaps, first time using shortening, first time using molasses (because in all honesty, I hate the taste of molasses itself and so was praying the ginger and cinnamon would be enough to overpower it). I was a little nervous because of all this, but I had been really craving gingersnaps and so gave this one a go. I followed the recipe to a T and they were amazing! I was kind of hoping for a gingersnap cookie that actually, well, "snapped" and was crunchy, but after I tasted the flavor of these, I could really care less! They were excellent with a crunchy outside and chewy middle. I just might have eaten 4 in a row. Just might have. (Hey, at least I made them small, ha ha.) The cinnamon sugar on the outside also really gave these cookies something extra that made them outstanding, so don't skip it! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe, I'll be making it again and again!
I substituted all butter instead of shortening to avoid the trans fats, and these cookies came out INCREDIBLE! Gingersnaps have always been one of my special favorites--cookies I absolutely adore but tend to be picky about and thus have only very rarely. Now I've found a perfect recipe so I can make them on my own! The holidays are long past, yet my apartment currently smells like Christmas, and I have about 3 dozen light, crisp, pleasantly spicy, semi-sweet cookies cooling in my kitchen. This is definitely a recipe going in my "Will Bake Many Times Again" file!
I was very nervous making these cookies because Gingersnaps are my husband's favorite cookie and his mother makes them all the time all year round. I had a lot against me - biased views and no knowledge whatsoever with this type of cookie! I've never made Gingersnaps before. The smell of the cookies during the mixing stage was wonderful! Very Christmasy. :) The baking smell was even better! My kids couldn't keep their hands off these cookies once they were done, and when I tasted them I could see why! These cookies are amazing in flavor! I did do one thing different from the recipe - I added 1 teaspoon of cloves into this as well, because my husband likes his gingersnaps good with spice. The drumroll for me came when he came home at night and I gave him a cookie to try. I could tell he wasn't expecting much (being biased for his mother's) but after the first bite his eyes got wide and he said "Wow! These are REALLY good! They taste just like Mom's!" I told him that her recipe is different (hers calls for oil)
Made this first time for this past Christmas with several other cookies.....Everyone Loved them and asked me to make more!! This recipe doesn't make enough for my clan!! I'll have to triple the recipe!! Yum