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Festive Ginger Snap Cookies

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies
Servings: 48
Calories: 242kcal
Author: Cindy Hopper


  • 4 1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 2 C brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 C shortening or oil
  • 1/2 C light molasses if you can't find mild flavor use 1/4 C honey and 1/4 full flavor molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 C sugar to roll in
  • 24 oz package of white almond bark
  • Holiday sprinkles


  • In a large mixing bowl combine brown sugar, eggs, and molasses; mix well.
  • Add oil, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves; mix well.
  • Add flour 1 C at a time, mixing well between each addition.
  • Using a small cookie scoop or making 1 inch balls, roll in sugar and place on an un-greased cookies sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes at 375F cookie tops will crack.
  • Cool on rack.
  • Melt almond bark according to package directions (I use microwave), using a spoon to help cover each cookie half way, place on waxed paper, add sprinkles, allow to dry completely.


Store in an air tight container.


Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 0.004mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg