Grandma Oliver’s (Emily) Ginger Snaps

Grandma sent me these cookies when I was in college.  I had to hide them from my room mate!


  • 3/4 c soft butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1/4 c molasses (rinse measuring cup w water before adding molasses)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1 3/4 c flour
  • 3/4 c Quick rolled oats


  1. Preheat Oven to 350
  2. With mix master, beat together butter, egg and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in molasses and mix
  4. Add dry ingredients except rolled oats and mix with dough attachment
  5. Add in rolled oats and mix by hand.
  6. Form dough into 1″ balls and place on cookie sheet.
  7. Smear a small amount of butter on the bottom of a small drinking glass.
  8. Dip bottom of glass in sugar (for each ball), shake off excess, press down ball until approx 1/4″ thick.
  9. Bake about 10 min.  Do not overbake.
  10. Leave on cookie sheet a couple of minutes to set and then transfer to container with tight fitting lid.
  11. Can be frozen.

Thanks to Four Generations of Family Favourites for the recipe!

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