These Gingersnaps are absolutely AWESOME!!!
You can’t eat just one, honestly, you can’t!!
We even call them “Crack Cookies” LOL.
The other day El Conquistador (also known as my husband, Craig LOL) said that there were some cookies that his Mom would make when he was younger that he absolutely loved. I asked him what they were and of course, he had no idea LOL. His description went something like this …”small little cookies with sugar”.
Well of course I needed to know what they were so he called his Mom to ask. She knew exactly what he was talking about………Gingersnaps!!!
She sent me the recipe and the next day I decided I would whip up a batch since El Conquistador had been working so hard on projects around the house.
Aileen came over and sat at the kitchen table working on her laptop while I started mixing these little jewels up. The dough smells heavenly, just like Christmas to me.
I rolled the little balls of dough into the size of marbles and then rolled them around in the sugar and plopped them onto the cookie sheet.
Now, my family and friends always tell me what a fantastic cook I am but I have to admit something to y’all….
Anytime I try a new recipe I am nervous!!!
So I crossed my fingers and shoved the cookie sheet into the oven, set the timer and tried to forget about them for the next ten minutes. When I opened the oven I was overjoyed…..they at least looked edible LOL. I set them on the top of the stove to cool and set before taking them off of the cookie sheet and returned to rolling little marbles of dough for the next batch. When I turned back I was truly giddy, those little cookie rounds had flattened out and cracked on the top……….just like the gingersnaps that you get in the bag from the store.
I did it!!!!!!!!
I shoved one into Aileen’s mouth and you should have seen the look on her face LOL it was priceless!!! Then we shoved one in my daughter Brianna’s mouth. Then, we all just started popping these little goodies into our mouths!!! We couldn’t get enough of them!!!
Well this recipe makes 100 or so cookies. After a few minutes I looked down and decided I had better make another batch of dough or my poor husband wasn’t going to get any of his favorite cookies LOL. I whipped up another batch and doubled it. I will tell you that all 300 cookies that were made that day were gone in a matter of 2 days between Aileen’s family and my family.
I had planned to freeze some of these but, well…………… best laid plans and all that LOL
Well here is the recipe for “Can’t Eat Just One Gingersnaps”
We hope you and your family will enjoy them as much as we did!!
Make it a great day, you deserve it!
Tracey and Aileen
PS please give us some feedback after making these and let us know what you think!
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 beaten egg
2 cups sifted ﬂour
2 tsp soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cloves
additional sugar in small bowl
Cream shortening and sugar.
Add molasses & egg, beat well.
Add sifted dry ingredients.
Roll into small balls a little larger then a marble, then roll in additional sugar.
Place about 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes
Makes about 100 cookies depending on size.