Ginger Snaps

A family recipe with plenty of ginger and molasses, a holiday cookie that will melt in your mouth!

How did the first almost half of December go by so quickly!? We only have two weekends left until Christmas.

Only two more weekends left to make those baking lists and get everything made!

Add these ginger cookies to your list. You’ll be happy you did.

These ginger snaps are the perfect texture. Nice and soft, with a crackled top from the sugar.

This recipe came from my Nanny, who I betcha got it from my gran-nan. My favorite recipes have been passed down from generation to generation.

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I love that this recipe comes together quickly, there is no chilling of the dough, and they taste amazing.

They also make your house smell heavenly while they’re baking.

This recipe calls for plenty of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves – giving these cookies a nice spicy kick.

A family recipe with plenty of ginger and molasses, a holiday cookie that will melt in your mouth! | www.staceysrecipes.com

You can swap out the butter for Golden Crisco (or regular) if you’d like – I just prefer the taste that the butter lends in this recipe.

If you do want to use Crisco, go ahead and follow the recipe, just swap out butter for shortening.

A family recipe with plenty of ginger and molasses, a holiday cookie that will melt in your mouth! | www.staceysrecipes.com

It’s been staring to feel a lot like Christmas around here on this tiny little island I call home.

We got snow, that stuck(!!) for the first time in I don’t know how many years.

The mountain behind our house is beautiful, all the trees covered in a big blanket of snow.

But, holy is it ever cold. We’ve been in the negatives for the last few days. I know some of you will laugh as where you live is in the -20’s.

I’ve lived on this island my entire life and have gotten very used to the lack of winter we normally get. I don’t think I own a practical winter coat or boots.

A family recipe with plenty of ginger and molasses, a holiday cookie that will melt in your mouth! | www.staceysrecipes.com

Anyways, I’m hoping the snow will stick around for Christmas time and Leah can have her first Christmas (!!) with snow!

Don’t forget to add these cookies to your baking list this year.

Everyone who gets their hands on one will be asking you for the recipe!

A family recipe with plenty of ginger and molasses, a holiday cookie that will melt in your mouth! | www.staceysrecipes.com


Ginger Snaps
 
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Serves: 25 cookies
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup (171 grams) unsalted butter - softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup (201 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (85 grams) molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups (256 grams) flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar - for rolling
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with silpat or parchment paper.
  2. Conbine your dry ingredients and set aside
  3. Using a mixer cream butter and sugar.
  4. Add molasses and egg, mix well.
  5. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  6. Shape into 2 teaspoon balls, roll in white sugar and place on lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Let cool on a wire rack.

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