"Purchasing them?" I thought, "But they are so much better home made!" Those oooey gooey cookies are just indescribable if they are under baked a tad.
She mentioned her grandmother used to bake them often. Well, he's a recipe to add to your list should you have a Gingersnap Cookie Monster.
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
1 large egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350°. Cream shortening and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and molasses. In another bowl, combine next five ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Shape level tablespoonfuls of dough into balls. Dip one side into remaining sugar; place 2 in. apart, sugary side up, on greased baking sheets. Bake until lightly browned and crinkly, 10-15 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.