{Ginger-Snaps}

29 Dec

The ultimate Christmas cookie…a homemade ginger-snap!  What’s not to love about them?!  They smell wonderful, taste like “Christmas in a cookie” & are perfect to add with a warm cup of coffee.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses
  • 1/3 cup cinnamon sugar
 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Sift the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into a mixing bowl. Stir the mixture to blend evenly, and sift a second time into another bowl.
  3. Place the shortening into a mixing bowl and beat until creamy. Gradually beat in the white sugar. Beat in the egg, and dark molasses. Sift 1/3 of the flour mixture into the shortening mixture; stir to thoroughly blend. Sift in the remaining flour mixture, and mix together until a soft dough forms. Pinch off small amounts of dough and roll into 1 inch diameter balls between your hands. Roll each ball in cinnamon sugar, and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until the tops are rounded and slightly cracked, about 10 minutes. Cool cookies on a wire rack. Store in an air tight container.

ENJOY!

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2 Responses to “{Ginger-Snaps}”

  1. Neris December 29, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    oh my, these look beyond delicious!

    Hope you are having great holidays 🙂

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

  2. Amber ~Real Girl Glam January 4, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    I’ve never made ginger snaps, but I love them. Thinking I will have to try this recipe!

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