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Hand-in-the-Cookie Jar Gingersnaps

Hand-in-the-Cookie Jar Gingersnaps

This is just one of the cookies that will keep you busy refilling the cookie jar. They disappear almost as fast as you can make them! They are the best crisp and chewy gingersnaps you will ever eat.



  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream shortening and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in egg and molasses.
  4. In another bowl, combine next five ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  5. Shape level tablespoonsful of dough into balls.
  6. Dip one side into remaining sugar; place 2 inches apart, sugary side up, on greased baking sheets.
  7. Bake until lightly browned and crinkly, 12-15 minutes.
  8. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: 3 dozen
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 30 mins