Our simplest and most requested cookie! This melt-in-your-mouth ginger cookie is from a secret family recipe enjoyed by our family since 1859. It’s time to let the cat out of the bag so that you can share the experience with your family!

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Rise & Shine Gingersnap Cookies
Our simplest and most requested cookie! This melt-in-your-mouth ginger cookie is from a secret family recipe enjoyed by our family since 1859. It's time to let the cat out of the bag so that you can share the experience with your family!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 45 minutes
Servings
cookies
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 45 minutes
Servings
cookies
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Sift the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into a mixing bowl. Stir the mixture to blend evenly, and sift a second time into another bowl.
  3. Place the shortening into a mixing bowl and beat until creamy. Gradually beat in the white sugar. Beat in the egg, and dark molasses. Sift 1/3 of the flour mixture into the shortening mixture; stir to thoroughly blend. Sift in the remaining flour mixture, and mix together until a soft dough forms. Pinch off small amounts of dough and roll into 1 inch diameter balls between your hands. Roll each ball in cinnamon sugar, and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until the tops are rounded and slightly cracked, about 10 minutes. Cool cookies on a wire rack. Store in an air tight container.
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