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Ginger Snaps That Aren’t So Snappy

Ginger Snaps that aren’t so hard and a little extra sweet. These are a great dessert after eating too much at Christmas dinner.

I love ginger snaps but I just don’t love that they are hard.  I like soft cookies.  So when I began making these cookies, I just didn’t bake them as long as you are supposed to.  And they are perfect!  The flavor without the crunchiness.  

I also didn’t read the full directions before I made these.  So I “messed” them up.  But since I love sugar, I liked them better.  The recipe calls for 1/4 cup of sugar to roll them in before you bake them.  However, I put the sugar in them.  And then used another 1/4 cup of sugar to roll them in.  But because of the flavors in them, I don’t think they are too sweet.  Molasses, while being somewhat sweet is also bitter, so the extra sugar makes up for it.

Are Ginger Snaps good for you?

While they are still full of calories, ginger is great for nausea.  Because of this, the cookies are great to eat after you’ve eaten too much at a meal. Ginger has some other health properties. But since I’m not a doctor, I will let you google those for yourself. 

Ginger Snaps That Aren't So Snappy

Ginger Snaps That Aren't So Snappy

Ginger Snaps that aren't so hard and a little extra sweet. These are a great dessert after eating too much at Christmas dinner.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes


  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 1/4 cup flour


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Cream together shortening, brown sugar, and 1/4 cup sugar.
  3. Add molasses, egg, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and 1 cup flour. Mix until well combined.
  4. Add remaining flour.
  5. Make balls about the size of golf balls and roll in remaining sugar. Place on sheet pan and bake for 6 - 8 minutes.
  6. They will be crackled on top but not hard.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 55mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g

The nutritional information provided here is not guaranteed to be accurate and is provided for informational (and google) purposes only.

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