delicious gingersnap cookies

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a recipe by
Nor Mac
The Berkshire’s, 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
serves 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.