Friday, December 15, 2006

Gingersnaps- YUM!!!

On Monday night, at our monthly ladies fellowship at church, we had a cookie exchange!!! We all showed up with at least 6 dozen cookies and we went home with lots and lots of different cookies to share with family and friends over the Christmas holidays. What fun!!! I took gingersnaps and here's the recipe...


2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
¾ cup shortening
¼ cup molasses
1 egg
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. ground cloves
¼ tsp. ground white pepper
1/3 cup granulated sugar

In a large mixing bowl, combine ½ of the flour plus the brown sugar, shortening, molasses, egg, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and white pepper. Mix well until combined. Stir in remaining flour.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in the extra sugar to coat. Place balls 2 inches apart on cookie sheet and bake in a 375 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges are set and the tops are crackled. Cool for 1 minute on cookie sheet and then move to wire rack to cool.

Makes about 48 cookies.

*These aren't very "snappy". I always thought that gingersnaps were to be thin and hard. These are a little puffy and soft. But they are sooo YUMMMMYYY!!!!


Anonymous said...

hello Mrs. U! thank you for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment. I am glad to see you have baking as well! those gingersnaps look super and what a great idea to share them out so that you come home with lots of different kinds. I am going to try to talk a few friends into doing that!

Mississippi Girl said...

YUMMY! One of my FAVE cookies! I love the way they smell.
Jennifer R.

Pamela said...

Gingersnaps are one of my all time favorite and there isn't anything better than dunking your gingersnap cookie in milk...ummm! I used to host the cookie exchanges and they are so fun and it is wonderful getting to go home with an assortment of different cookies and recipes to try. :)

Amanda said...

Yum, those sound delicious! We need to get started on the cookie baking at our house soon. We like to give plates away to our neighbors for Christmas. Maybe I'll try your recipe. :-)

Amy said...

I love spicy cookies, and these look *so* delicious!

Grafted Branch said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog on the Christmas tour. And thanks for leaving a kind message so that I could find you.

I'm going to make those gingersnaps!


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