Recipe by P4
Another wonderful recipe from Emily Luchetti. I GUARANTEE these are the best gingersnaps you will ever taste. These cookies are a staple around here at Christmas. My Pastor begs me for a batch every year. I like to make the dough and freeze in logs, the slice and bake them when I need them.
Top Review by Liara
OMG!!!! These were just what i was craving for. Didn't change a thing. I'm supposed to take these over to my mom's house for dinner tomorrow night...I don't think they'll make. Thank you so much!!
- 1⁄2 lb unsalted butter, room temp
- 1 1⁄2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1⁄4 cup molasses
- 4 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- On your mixer using the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy.
- Add the egg and the molasses and beat until incorporated.
- Scrape down the bowl, then add the remaining ingredients and mix on low speed until everything is combined.
- Do not overmix.
- Using about 1 tablespoon of dough per cookie, roll into balls and place them 2 inches apart on parchment lined pans.
- Bake until flat and evenly browned, about 13 minutes.
- Cool on the pan, the remove to a rack to finish cooling.
- These cookies are best the day they are baked, but will keep for several days.
- Note: You can make the dough ahead, roll into logs, freeze, then slice and bake when you need them.
- That's how I make them.
- Note #2: You can also dip these in chocolate, just half-way up the cookie, to dress them up.