So, I’m always on the hunt for the best cookie recipes and I have definately found another one. I found this cute woman’s recipe named Marjorie Johnson from the cookie madness blog, she’s been on Jay Leno and other shows demonstrating her recipes. I LOVE homemade gingersnaps, and these are absolutely the best I’ve had! Enjoy! Here’s the link to Marjorie Johnson’s information: http://www.blueribbonbaking.com/index2.html

Blue Ribbon Gingersnaps

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup sugar (for dipping)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Cream shortening, brown sugar, molasses and egg in large bowl. In a 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.

3. Shape the dough into balls the size of whole walnuts. Roll balls in sugar, place on baking sheet. Bake 8-9 minutes at 375 degrees. Cool on sheet one minute before transferring to rack.
Makes 3-4 dozen.