Grandma Steinke’s Gingersnaps

These are a childhood favorite. Grandma didn’t make one batch, she made a half dozen or more, because she’d have to send them to ID and MI to my cousins and make a bunch of ’em for her cookie tray. They weren’t just Christmas cookies, either. It was one of the three standard options in the bottomless cookie jar.

In making these, I toss everything into the bowl at once & let the mixer work it’s magic in getting everything combined. Seems to work just fine. Roll them into small balls, the cookies are no more than one or 2 bites, and they need to be crunchy. REALLY crunchy. Or they just don’t seem right to me…


1 cup sugar

½ cup shortening — +1/4 cup if needed

1 egg

½ teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 cups flour

4 tablespoons dark molasses

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon ginger

½ teaspoon cloves


Combine all ingrediants.  Roll into small balls.  Roll balls in sugar.

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes


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