Hi all! It’s exciting to be back here from One Sweet Appetite! Today we are talking cookies. Around this time of the year it seems that all I can think about are trays full of the little treats. Every year we like to have a baking day to put together fun plates of goodies for our neighbors and this cookie always seems to take the show! These gingersnap cookies are full of holiday flavor. Lots of ginger, cinnamon, molasses… All rolled into a cinnamon and sugar mixture then baked to perfection. Chances are good you’ll end up snacking on one (or ten) before packaging them up for neighbors and friends!
Perfect Ginger Snap Cookies
2 C. sifted all-purpose flour
1 T. ground ginger
2 t. baking soda
t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. salt
3/4 C. shortening
1 C. white sugar
1/4 C. dark molasses
1/3 C. cinnamon sugar
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
Whisk together the flour, ginger, soda, cinnamon, and salt in a medium sized bowl. Set aside. Combine the shortening and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Mix until light and fluffy. Add the egg and molasses. Stir in the dry ingredients.
Pinch of small amounts of dough and form into a circle. Roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture, and place on your prepared tray. Bake for ten minutes and cool on a wire rack.
These are full of flavor and one of our favorite cookies. I know they should be crisp, but I’m a soft and chewy kind of gal. If you want to each cookie to be equal in size I suggest buying a small cookie scoop. I found one on amazon for fairly inexpensive.
I hope these cookies will inspire you to create some treats of your own! Check out a few other cookies that you might enjoy: