Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Christmas Baking- Gingersnaps

Gingersnaps are one of my favorite cookies and yet, I somehow seem to forget all about them until Christmas rolls around. These little delights beg for a nice warm chai tea after a day of tobogganing.


3/4 c butter
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1/4 c. molasses
2 c. flour
11/2 tbsp. ginger
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cardamom (optional)
1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 c. sugar for rolling

Preheat oven to 375.

Cream together butter and sugar. Stir in egg and molasses. Add the dry ingredients and mix into a firm dough. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and roll in additional sugar. Place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. They should look underdone when you take them out. That's the trick to making them soft and chewy.

1 comment:

  1. yum! i have been looking for a good gingersnap recipe!! thanks for sharing!!