We acquired this recipe over 20 years ago from an auto detailing client we used to have; while Ernie was there detailing one of their cars (this was way back in the late '80's) and they brought out some of these Ginger Snap cookies and offered them as a snack. The cookies were so warm and gingery and soft that they quickly became one of Ernie's favorites, and they
are a special treat that everyone looks forward to every Christmas.
Ginger Snap Cookies
3/4 Cup Shortening
1 Cup Sugar
4 TBSP Molasses
2 Cups Flour
1/4 tsp. Salt
2 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Ginger
1 tsp. Cinnamon
Cream shortening, sugar, egg and molasses.
Sift together the
flour, salt, soda, ginger, and cinnamon.
Add the flour mixture to the creamed
mixture (slowly) until well blended.
Roll dough into 1"
balls, roll dough balls into sugar, place on foil lined cookie sheet (this is
important – I tried it once without using the foil, and they don't bake right).
Bake at 400 degrees F for 6-8 minutes.