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Cookie Jar Gingersnaps

Rated as 4.45 out of 5 Stars

"'My grandma kept two cookie jars in her pantry. One of the jars, which I now have, always had these crisp and chewy gingersnaps in it,' recalls Deb Handy of Pomona, Kansas. 'They're still my favorite. My 11-year-old daughter, Becky, used this recipe for a 4-H fair and won a blue ribbon.'"
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Ingredients

35 m servings
Original recipe yields 18 servings

Directions

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening and sugar. Beat in the egg and molasses. Combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Roll teaspoonfuls of dough into balls. Dip one side of each ball into sugar; place with sugar side up on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned and crinkly.

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Excellent in every way! Using shortening preserves that nice, crispy S-N-A-P when you bite into them. I baked for 12 minutes, which gave the perfect crispness throughout, with no chewiness. A ge...

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i hate to even rate this recipe, because i'm sure it was my fault: all these 5 star ratings, but my cookies came out lousy *has* to be down to my poor technique, but i don't know what i did wro...

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Excellent in every way! Using shortening preserves that nice, crispy S-N-A-P when you bite into them. I baked for 12 minutes, which gave the perfect crispness throughout, with no chewiness. A ge...

Very yummy. I used butter rather than shortening and they were crispy on the outside and chewey in the inside. My husband says they should be a new holiday tradition!

Marvelous! If you don't put them in full time they remain a bit soft, perfect really.

Wonderful! I made far more than 18 with the batch though, and I only baked them for 7 minutes, not near the 12-15

I have been making these cookies for years, ever since this recipe came out in Taste of Home, maybe around '97. Anyways, these are perfect. I make them a little bigger and underbake them by taki...

Very good. I used only crisco, no butter, and increased the ginger to 1tbs, per another reviewer. I also pulled them out at about 11min, so they were still a little chewy inside, but crispy outs...

This is my mom's recipe! But I add more spices like nutmeg and allspice. Just made some to give away as gifts for Christmas!

i hate to even rate this recipe, because i'm sure it was my fault: all these 5 star ratings, but my cookies came out lousy *has* to be down to my poor technique, but i don't know what i did wro...

Fabulous flavor! I might add a little nutmeg next time. Cookies are crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, just as promised!