Holiday Ginger Snaps Recipe

Holiday Ginger Snaps Recipe

Ginger Snap recipe

Ginger Snaps and tea.

Before owning the Palmer House Inn, Bill and I lived on boats. I enjoyed making these  holiday ginger snaps recipe because ginger is calming to the digestive system. Many folks were concerned about sea sickness.

This recipe makes about 5 dozen.


  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups sifted enriched flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cloves

Holiday Gingersnaps Recipe Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

With an electric mixer, cream together the first four ingredients until it is fluffy. Sift together the dry ingredients: stir into the molasses mixture. Form the doe into 1 inch balls and roll in granulated sugar. Place the balls about two inches apart on a greased cookie sheet and bake for about ten minutes. Allow to cool and remove from the pan.

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While all of our guestrooms have their own charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day Cape Cod’s excellent cuisine, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room or the Emily Dickinson room. These rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jetted tubs and a relaxing stay before and after your day.