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    Gingersnaps Like No Other (Find the Secret Ingredient!)

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    32 mins

    20 mins

    12 mins

    Debber's Note:

    These are the ultimate Gingersnap cookie, thanks to the lemon juice. Snappy and sweety and chewy--all in one little cookie. Rolled in sugar, cracked top, loaded with flavor. Take 'em to the fair--you'll win a BLUE RIBBON!--cuz they turn out perfectly EVERY time!

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 72

    Yield:

    dozen

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350.
    2. 2
      Cream shortening and sugar; add eggs and molasses, mixing well.
    3. 3
      Add dry ingredients and continue mixing. Dough should form a ball.
    4. 4
      Cover bowl with plastic and pop in the fridge for 20-30 minutes until dough is pliable.
    5. 5
      Form dough into 1-inch balls; roll in EXTRA white sugar (you CAN skip this step, but why would you want to?).
    6. 6
      Place on UNgreased cookie sheet, about two inches apart. They will spread out, so you don't need to press them down.
    7. 7
      Bake 12-13 minutes until top is crackly. Cool on rack, then store in covered container.
    8. 8
      During humid weather: store in tightly sealed container or they will get VERY limp and bedraggled.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 28, 2007

      55

      These biscuits were good, I used margarine instead of shortening, and half treacle half golden syrup as I didn't quite have enough. I added a bit more flour as the dough didn't seem quite thick enough, I thought because of the butter. They didn't really "snap"- they were crunchy around the edge but soft in the middle, I think if I'd cooked them a bit longer they would have crunched up. I'll definitely cook them again! (plus, my husband LOVED them!). Edited to add- I had these the next day and they were definitely crispy! Fantastic biscuits- I'm sorry I reviewed them so soon!

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    • on February 25, 2007

      55

      Excellent gingersnap cookies! They go together very quickly and easily and are loaded with flavor. I halved the recipe and after tasting them, I wished I had made a full recipe. My family loved these and gave them 2-thumbs up. Thank you for sharing this wonderful cookie recipe...it is definitely a keeper!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Gingersnaps Like No Other (Find the Secret Ingredient!)

    Serving Size: 1 (22 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 72

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 96.5
     
    Calories from Fat 40
    41%
    Total Fat 4.4 g
    6%
    Saturated Fat 1.1 g
    5%
    Cholesterol 5.8 mg
    1%
    Sodium 87.5 mg
    3%
    Total Carbohydrate 13.3 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    1%
    Sugars 6.9 g
    27%
    Protein 1.0 g
    2%

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