Grandma's Gingersnap Cookies Recipe

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Grandma's Gingersnap Cookies
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  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Sift the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into a mixing bowl. Stir the mixture to blend evenly, and sift a second time into another bowl.
  3. Place the shortening into a mixing bowl and beat until creamy. Gradually beat in the white sugar. Beat in the egg, and dark molasses. Sift 1/3 of the flour mixture into the shortening mixture; stir to thoroughly blend. Sift in the remaining flour mixture, and mix together until a soft dough forms. Pinch off small amounts of dough and roll into 1 inch diameter balls between your hands. Roll each ball in cinnamon sugar, and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until the tops are rounded and slightly cracked, about 10 minutes. Cool cookies on a wire rack. Store in an air tight container.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 488.07 Kcal (2043 kJ)
Calories from fat 284.82 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31.65g 49%
Cholesterol 32.74mg 11%
Sodium 755.7mg 31%
Potassium 271.89mg 6%
Total Carbs 52.82g 18%
Sugars 50.87g 203%
Dietary Fiber 0.92g 4%
Protein 1.19g 2%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 1%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Calcium 57.7mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 487.21 Kcal (2040 kJ)
Calories from fat 284.32 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31.59g 49%
Cholesterol 32.68mg 11%
Sodium 754.37mg 31%
Potassium 271.41mg 6%
Total Carbs 52.73g 18%
Sugars 50.78g 203%
Dietary Fiber 0.92g 4%
Protein 1.19g 2%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 1%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Calcium 57.6mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 12.2
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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