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Ginger Snap Cookies


  • Author: Ronda Eagle | Kitchen Dreaming
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 30 cookies 1x

Description

These Gingersnap Cookies are a must have for holiday gatherings and gift-giving. This gingersnap recipe is special since each cookie gets a zesty ginger flavor from the addition of crystallized ginger.  


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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 21/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4-ounces cystallized ginger, diced fine

Optional

  • finishing sugar

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in egg and molasses.
  3. Combine the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  4. Add the chopped crystallized ginger
  5. Roll into 1-1/2-in. balls, then roll in finishing sugar.
  6. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  7. Bake at 350° until puffy and lightly browned, 12-15 minutes [See Note 1].
  8. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Notes

  1. For a softer ginger cookie, bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: how to, gingersnap, cookies, baking, holiday, winter

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