Classic gingersnap cookies that are deliciously chewy and dusted with powdered sugar for a festive holiday look. Easy to make and no chilling needed!
‣ 2 cup all-purpose flour ‣ 2 teaspoon baking soda ‣ 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ‣ 1 teaspoon ground cloves ‣ 1 teaspoon ground ginger ‣ 1 teaspoon salt ‣ 3/4 cup vegetable shortening ‣ 1 cup granulated sugar ‣ 1 large egg ‣ 1/4 cup molasses ‣ 1/2 cup powdered sugar, separated
In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and salt. Set the bowl aside for now.
Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), whip together the shortening, granulated sugar, egg, and molasses until nice and fluffy.
Quickly mix in the dry ingredients with the wet until a firm dough forms.
Use a cookie scoop to scoop up some dough, roll it in your hands, then toss the cookie ball in powdered sugar. Transfer the finished cookie dough ball to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Once done, bake!