OLD FASHIONED GINGERSNAPS

Ellen Bales

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Imagine a tall glass of cold milk and a plate of gingersnaps. Mmmm, good stuff! This recipe and photo came from Better Homes & Gardens magazine.


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Serves:

40

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking soda
2 tsp
ground ginger
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp
ground allspice
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 c
unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/4 c
unsulfured dark molasses (not blackstrap)
1/2 c
firmly packed light brown sugar
1/3 c
granulated sugar
3 Tbsp
peeled and grated fresh ginger
1 large
egg, beaten
1/2 c
course sugar such as turbinado
1
recipe orange whipped cream (see below)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, 2 tsp. ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt; set aside.
2
In a large bowl, whisk together melted butter, molasses, brown sugar, granulated sugar, 3 Tbsp. grated ginger, and egg. Add the flour mixture. Stir to combine. Cover and chill 1 hour.
3
Place turbinado sugar in a small bowl. Using a tablespoon, scoop out a ball of dough. Roll dough between your palms into a 1-inch-diameter ball. Continue with remaining dough, then roll balls in turbinado sugar to evenly coat. Space balls on parchment-lined baking sheets, 2 inches apart.
4
Place oven racks in upper and lower thirds of preheated 350-degree oven. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are crisp and centers are still chewy. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool. Serve with Orange Whipped Cream, if desired, for dipping.
5
ORANGE WHIPPED CREAM:
In a chilled mixing bowl beat 1 cup whipping cream, 1 Tbsp. sugar, and 1 tsp. finely shredded orange peel until soft peaks form.

Or, if in a hurry, just add orange peel to large container of prepared whipped topping.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: German
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtag: #spicy