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Jane's Ginger Snaps

This recipe makes about 20-22 cookies.
Course: Cookies
Author: Hip Foodie Mom


  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar + more sugar for rolling
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses full flavor
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Special equipment suggested:
  • tablespoon sized cookie scoop


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  • Using your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or hand mixer, cream together shortening and sugar. Add the egg and molasses. Mix together.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, baking soda and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet molasses mixture. Mix until well combined.
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop out tablespoon- sized balls. Dip and roll in the sugar and then place on baking sheet. Press down each cookie dough ball slightly and bake for 12-14 minutes, rotating your baking sheet after 8 minutes.