Marjorie Johnson's gingersnap recipe

Marjorie Johnson shares her ginger snap recipe

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. - Famed Minnesota State Fair baker Marjorie Johnson is still going strong. She shares her recipe for gingersnaps with KARE 11 Saturday.

We are always delighted to have Marjorie join us at the KARE 11 Barn.


¾ cup shortening (Crisco)
1 cup packed light brown sugar
¼ cup molasses
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flower
2 teaspoons baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ cup sugar (for dipping)

Preheat oven to 375
Cream Crisco, brown sugar, molasses and egg in a large bowl.  In separate bowl sift flour, baking soda, salt and spices.  Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, blending until mixed.
Dough can be chilled for easy handling.

Shape the dough into balls 1 inch in diameter.  Roll balls in sugar, place on baking sheet.  Bake 8-9 minutes at 375.  Cool on sheet on minute before transferring to rack.   Makes 4 dozen.


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