Christmas Cookies: Ginger Snaps

I love ginger and I love molasses – so anything with the 2 of them in it – wonderful.  I have a Ginger Molasses cookie recipe that I make on a occasion, but I wanted to make a ginger cookie with fresh ginger and decided on this recipe.  I usually like a soft cookie, but for some reason I could not get this cookie to stay soft – no matter when I took it out of the oven – when it cooled it hardened.  So instead of a ginger molasses cookie I ended up with a ginger snap cookie – I was not disappointed at all – the flavor zings in your mouth and the smell so gingery!

Ginger Snaps

Ginger served


2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 Tbl grated, fresh ginger
3/4 cup butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
1/4 molasses
1 egg

1. In a large bowl, combine the flours, baking soda and salt – set aside.

2. In another large bowl, beat the ginger, butter and 1 cup of sugar until creamy.

Ginger first ingredientsGinger creamed

3. Add the molasses and egg to the butter mixture and combine well.

Ginger molasses

4. Fold the flour into the butter mixture until just combined.

5. Chill for 1 hour.

Ginger out of fridge

6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

7. Roll the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and roll them in the remaining 1 cup of sugar.  Place then 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Ginger rollingGinger ready for oven

8. Bake for about 12 minutes – centers will still be soft.

9.  Let the cookies stay on the cookie sheet for about 1 minute before removing to a rack to cool completely.

Your kitchen will smell SO good!  Stella even commented on how good it smelled when these were baking.

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2 Responses to Christmas Cookies: Ginger Snaps

  1. Candace says:

    These look wonderful. I have found that if I make these with brown sugar (rolling in white sugar) they are much softer. : ) (Probably because brown sugar has molasses in it?) I like the idea of the fresh ginger. Had never thought of using fresh instead of the dry spice.

  2. Jo says:

    I love gingersnaps so I would love these! They look so professional. I think you need to open a bakery

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