The Best Ginger Snap Cookie Recipe – The Wishart Ginger Snaps

This ginger snap cookie recipe is the best one I have come across and happens to be a sacred family recipe.  Well maybe only sacred to me, but anybody who tries these always asks for more (and the recipe). The aromas and ingredients, the warmth….it’s to die for! I hope you enjoy making them as much as I do.

Wishart Ginger Snap Cookies

I found this recipe in an old, old red duotang in my mother-in-law’s “stuff” after she passed away. Lots of great recipes, and this is one of my favourites.


ginger snap

  • 1 1/2 cups margarine
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp cloves
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 2 tsp baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream shortening (aka margarine) and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well. Add molasses.
  3. Sift dry ingredients together.
  4. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
  5. Roll into 1” balls and dip tops into small bowl of sugar.
  6. Bake on parchment lined baking sheet for about 10 minutes (I like to bake mine for 8-9 minutes, but I like them chewy).
  7. Allow to sit on baking sheet for a couple of minutes before transferring to cooling rack.
  8. Bon Appetite!


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