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Grandma’s Spicy Gingersnap Cookies

“Grandma’s Spicy Gingersnap Cookies” have been on my mind since the weather has gotten cooler and fall officially started. One of my best memories of my grandma will always be helping her bake her famous  cookies at her house when my sister and I were younger.  The cookies are crunchy, sweet and have a slight bite to them. They are the kind of cookie that you want to eat 5 of right out of the oven.  Please enjoy this recipe and don’t even think about the calories…Grandma never did!


  • 1.5 cups shortening
  • 2 cups sugar + extra for rolling the dough balls in
  • 4 cups sifted flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 0.5 cups Molasses
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tsp ground ginger


  1. Cream shortening and sugar together
  2. Beat in eggs, adding molasses and then sifted flour, followed by remaining dry ingredients
  3. Roll into 1 inch balls
  4. Dip into sugar
  5. Place on baking sheet 2 inches apart
  6. Bake in moderate oven on 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes

*Makes 5 Dozen cookies. Pin it below and make these at least once a year!

Grandma's Spicy Gingersnap Cookies

Grandma's Spicy Gingersnap Cookies Grandma's Spicy Gingersnap Cookies Grandma's Spicy Gingersnap Cookies

Grandma's Spicy Gingersnap Cookies

I am always looking for new recipes to add to my collection. I love recipes that I can include my daughter in, since she is always wanting to help me out in the kitchen. I let her mix dry ingredients for now until she can handle mixing everything without spilling.

Since this is my favorite cookie, I’d love to know: what is your favorite cookie?


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  1. sara wrote:

    OMG, these look incredible! Pinning right now so we can make these in the next few weeks. amazing!

    Published 10.6.16
    • thelavenderladies wrote:

      Seriously my favorite cookie! Enjoy!!

      Published 10.14.16
  2. Sophie wrote:

    Gingersnaps are my weakness… I am going to go to my kitchen and make these. Now, if you’ll excuse me 🙂

    Published 2.19.18
    • thelavenderladies wrote:

      Same here!! Enjoy!

      Published 2.19.18