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delicious gingersnap cookies

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Recipe by
Nor Mac
Northern, MA

If you like some zing in your ginger cookie. These will be sure to please. I also included a few options to make the cookie your own. This is the way I make my ginger cookies. My family, friends, and neighbors love them. They look forward to the cookies every year. They have just the right zing . That ginger cookies should have. They also have candied ginger in them. That makes them even tastier. Eat them plain, sugared, or frosted. Enjoy!

(1 rating)
yield 30 small cookies
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For delicious gingersnap cookies

  • 2 c
    sifted all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 tsp
    baking soda ( reduce to 1 tsp for non crinkle cookies)
  • 2 tsp
    ground ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    white pepper adds a little kick
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 3/4 c
    softened salted butter
  • 1 c
    packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1
  • 2 Tbsp
    molasses ( dark molasses)
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 4 oz
    1 container chopped candied ginger ( chop well in food processor)
  • 1/2 c
    sugar granulated
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • the zest of 1 orange may be added to dough with ginger

How To Make delicious gingersnap cookies

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line sheet pan with parchment paper, or grease pan well. Set aside.
  • 2
    Sift the flour, ground ginger, nutmeg, clove, pepper, and baking soda together into a bowl, Whisk mixture thoroughly together. Set aside.
  • 3
    In another bowl. Cream the butter til smooth and fluffy.
  • 4
    Beat in the brown sugar until smooth.
  • 5
    Beat in the egg, molasses, honey, vanilla, and ginger.
  • 6
    Whisk flour mixture again. Add flour mixture to butter mixture a little at a time while beating on low- medium speed. Then, mix all together well until soft dough forms. Do not beat on high speed.
  • 7
    Refrigerate dough at least 1 hour before handling dough. The longer the better. You may also store in refrigerator for a couple of days covered before using.
  • 8
    With your hands. Roll dough into 1-1 1/2 inch balls. Mix ginger and sugar together. roll balls in sugar ginger mixture before placing on a sheet pan. Skip rolling in sugar if you plan on icing your cookies later. )
  • 9
    Place balls on a sheet pan. Bake at 350 degrees on center rack for 10- 15 minutes. ( for a chewy cookie 10-12 minutes. For a harder type of cookie. 15-20 minutes)
  • 10
    Cool slightly before moving to wire rack to finish cooling.
  • 11
    Optional: You may decorate with your favorite royal icing recipe. The option is all yours.