Chewy Dunking Snaps

Chewy Dunking Snaps 001


3/4 cup Shortening

1 cup Sugar

1 Egg

1/3 cup Molasses


Sift and Add:

2 1/3 cup sifted Flour

1/4 teaspoon Salt

2 teaspoons Baking Soda

1/2 teaspoon Cloves

1 teaspoon Ginger

1 teaspoon Cinnamon


Mix well.  Shape into one inch balls, dip in sugar. Bake on an ungreased baking sheet at 375 for 12 to 15 minutes.

I made these with our granddaughter over the weekend, after some coaxing from her to make ‘cookie balls’ as she calls them.  They were some of my dad’s favorite cookies.  The sent of the spices fills the house and makes me think of him.

© Drusilla Mott and, 2017

5 thoughts on “Chewy Dunking Snaps

    • Temia, ours is 5 and loves to use the mixer, and to roll the dough into the balls. I have been making cookies with her for a couple years now, so every time she is here, she asks to make them. She has learned quite a bit and when I ask her questions about the ingredients and the process, she knows the answers. 🙂 Hope your baking experience with your granddaughter is as much a blessing to you as my time with ours is to me. Let me know how it goes. 🙂


  1. Hi Drusilla. I did a test run on your recipe last night. They are delicious! In your picture, your cookies look “fluffier” than mine, more on the chewy side. Mine were on the flatter, thin side, crispy….but yet delicious. I used Crisco butter flavored shortening and sifted my flour first before measuring. Did I do something wrong?


    • I don’t know, Temia. I use just regular Crisco – but I wouldn’t think that would make a difference. I know the recipe says to sift then add; but I never pre-sift my flour anymore – but I would think that would make yours fluffier. Wouldn’t it? Unless by not sifting, I am actually getting more flour and thus making the dough stiffer. :-/ Did you flatten the balls before baking? I don’t – just set the balls on the cookie sheet and into the oven. I can’t think of anything else that would make them flatter. I know the first few times I made them, they just didn’t look like when my mom made them, but as time went on they did. I am at a loss here. 😦


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