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Cinnamon Snaps Cookies

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I get requests for sweet treats quite often – which is totally ok with me, because that means I get to bake!  A friend requested “something cinnamon.”  That leaves me open to a lot of creativity!  One of my favorite cookies is a ginger snap because of the warm flavors in the molasses, ginger and cinnamon.

I figured I could use my grandma’s ginger snap recipe, and instead of adding in more spices, I could double up on the cinnamon.  Of course, then you have to roll them in cinnamon and sugar… and it’s absolutely perfect. If you’re a cinnamon lover and enjoy warm spices, this cookie is for you!

What you need:

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Rolling sugar:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon

Make them:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Cream the shortening and brown sugar for at least 2 minutes, until light and fluffy.

Beat in molasses and egg until well combined.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

Slowly add 1/2 cup dry mixture at a time to the wet mixture until combined.

Use your medium cookie scoop. Roll dough into smooth balls.

Combine the 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons cinnamon.  Roll balls in mixture until fully coated.

Place balls about 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet.

Bake 10-13 minutes, until tops crack.

Let sit on baking pan at least 2 minutes before removing to cooling rack.

These are absolutely delicious dipped in a cold glass of milk – try it!

More yummy in your tummy cookies!

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4.8 from 5 votes

Cinnamon Snaps Cookies

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Rolling sugar:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Cream the shortening and brown sugar for at least 2 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in molasses and egg until well combined.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  • Slowly add 1/2 cup dry mixture at a time to the wet mixture until combined.
  • Use your medium cookie scoop. Roll dough into smooth balls.
  • Combine the 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons cinnamon.  Roll balls in mixture until fully coated.
  • Place balls about 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet.
  • Bake 10-13 minutes, until tops crack.
  • Let sit on baking pan at least 2 minutes before removing to cooling rack.

Notes

These are absolutely delicious dipped in a cold glass of milk - try it!

Jeni’s Disclaimer: I’m just a regular girl.  I love to drink wine while I bake.  I’m by no means a professional baker or pro photographer. My creations aren’t staged, they just are what they are, and that’s probably obvious from the pictures.  I create my recipes from inspiration of scents and flavors around me. I also repurpose my grandma’s old recipes. If you love to bake and your food ends up looking like REAL food, and not like something you’ll see on Instagram, you’re in the right place.

26 Comments

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Thanks, Cindi! They are super duper flavorful!

  1. 5 stars
    I am always looking for new recipes to bake and these look fantastic. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Lynne Baguio Reply

    Love it! I put cinnamon in my ground coffee before brewing and then in my brewed coffee. I’ll have to try these treats along with it!

  3. Julie Wood Reply

    These cookies look easy to make and so yummy. I pinned the recipe and thanks for sharing!

  4. 5 stars
    Yummy, these sound delicious! I have had them before but I have never made them homemade before, I bet they taste amazing fresh! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      <3 Hopefully you've never had THESE before, because this is my recipe! :) ENJOY!

  5. Dana Rodriguez Reply

    5 stars
    These look and sound delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      You bet, Dana! They are totally a cookie that’s appropriate year-round!

  6. I am a fan of ginger snaps but have never tried cinnamon ones so these look great

  7. I like ginger snaps so I am sure that I would love this recipe too. They would go great with morning coffee.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Ohhhh Mia… they melt in your mouth, so they are PERFECT with coffee!

  8. These look like they would be perfect with my morning coffee. Thank you for the recipe.

  9. naomi winkel Reply

    5 stars
    These would be wonderful with a cup of coffee. I need to make these for sure.

  10. I love ginger snaps. I love cinnamon. Therefore I will love these. Thanks.

  11. Mary Gardner Reply

    This sounds like a unique cookie. I really love cinnamon and am excited to make these.

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