I love ginger snaps. But must they snap? I’ve never been a fan of the snapping. If you are getting on the roller coaster ride that is Holiday Cooking, here is a ticket. Add this soft cookie to your list. It is a staple in our home. Not only do these taste amazing, they make your house smell amazing. So if you find yourself in a bind like I did recently: people are coming over and your house looks like a flea market. Throw a batch of these in the oven and the visitors will be distracted from the messes by the mesmerizing smell in the kitchen.

Soft Ginger Snaps
3/4 cup butter flavor shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. cloves
2 cups flour

Preheat oven to 375. Mix shortening, sugar, egg, and molasses. Then add dry ingredients, including spices. Roll into balls, then roll around in a plate of granulated sugar. Bake for 8 minutes.

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One Response to Cookie: Soft Ginger Snaps

  1. jenlinmin says:

    I love me a good ginger snap too! Thanks for the recipe! For years I have been making the molasses cookies in the Cooks Illustrated 1,000 Best Recipes book because they have this secret ingredient that totally turns me on: cracked black pepper. Maybe it sounds weird but it is just the right amount of kick to put a smile on your face

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