Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ginger Snap Cookies

I would love to say I make some of the world's tastiest Ginger Snap Cookies. (Ok - I've said that before.) But I can't take any of the credit. My mom has the best recipe in the world and definetly taught me this one! But, I haven't made them in ages and Cory requested them last Sunday. After I finished them up I was liike - wait a minute - why don't we make these all the time!?!?! I had forgotten how tasty they are (especially fresh from the oven!) I'm not sure if I've shared the recipe - but figured you might like it.

So here you go -

(Soft) Ginger Snap Cookies
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
2 cup flour
1 egg
2 tsp soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp cinnamon

Cream shortening and sugar. Add egg and molasses. Add sifted, dry ingredients. Roll in a ball about the size of a walnut and then roll in cinnamon sugar. Bake @ 375 degree for about 7-8 minutes.

The secret or key to these cookies is to not cook them for too long. You'll pull them out before they look done - but you'll want a few cracks along the top of the cookies.



Alicia and Justin Clark said...

I love making these - they're so tasty! And so nice and chewy - good stuff!

Rhien Family said...

oh- those look SOOO good. Mmmmm. Too bad my household is gluten-free :(

The Little Rascals said...

They look delicious! I might have to try them....

Crystal said...

these sound delish! Thanks for sharing!

Ted & Carole Whisler said...

Joanna I wrote an Email toyou and your MOM on these and asked if they were Margaret Dawe cookies but never heard from eithedr of you?? Margaret was my branch Secretary in Sidney Montana. Your mom was about 7 years old when we moved there.. If you don't know ask your Mom.

Tarrah said...

That sounds yummy, will have to try that recipe out. Thanks for sharing:)

Rachel Clare said...

Um, YUM.