Hot and Spicy Gingersnaps

Recipe by hollyfrolly
READY IN: 55mins
YIELD: 4 dozen




  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Mix flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, salt and cayenne together.
  • Beat the butter in a mixing bowl until fluffy.
  • Add brown sugar and 1/2 cup sugar and blend.
  • Add the molasses and then the egg whites 1/2 at a time, making sure to mix well after each addition.
  • Add the flour mixture 1/3 at a time and combine well after each addition.
  • Spread 4 tablespoons of sugar on a small plate. Shape the dough into 3/4 inch balls and roll in the sugar until lightly coated. Arrange the balls 1 inch apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until nicely browned. Cool on the cookie sheet for two minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • *A helpful hint from the JL -- use pretty crystal glasses, dampened with water to press into the dough for pretty, decorative designs on your cookies.