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Grandma Edna's Ginger Cookies (World's Best Ginger Snaps)

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These have a really dark, spicy flavour. You can make them thick & chewy or thin & crispy.


Serves: 40-50

  • ¾ cup shortening
  • 1 cup soft light brown sugar (firmly packet)
  • 1 medium egg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons molasses
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger


Grandma Edna's Ginger Cookies (World's Best Ginger Snaps) is a community recipe submitted by Anonymous and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream together shortening and brown sugar until well mixed, light, and fluffy.
  • Beat together well the egg, salt, and molasses and then mix these into the above.
  • Sift together flour, baking soda, ground cloves, cinnamon and ginger.
  • Add dry ingredients to first wet mixture and combine well. Chill in the refrigerator a few hours or overnight.
  • After chilled, shape dough into balls about walnut sized and place balls on a greased cookie sheet, allowing room for expansion.Flatten balls with a fork.
  • Bake in 350-degree oven 12 to 15 min. Do not let get too brown.
  • Additional Information

    These go really well with Limoncello Ice Cream, or just enjoy with your cuppa.

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    • The name is TRUE!!! These are the worlds best ginger cookies, and after polishin 40 off over the last few days, I am starting my second batch! Thank you for making us fat :D

      Posted by yourmajestyjoanna on 16th May 2012
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