Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Holiday Gingersnaps

Printable Recipe
  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening(not butter flavor)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup sparkle sugar 

1. With an electric mixer, beat shortening at medium speed until fluffy. Gradually add 1 cup granulated sugar, beating well. Then add egg & molasses; beat well.

2. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, clover, & allspice, stir well. Then add the flour mixture slowly, about 1/4 cup at a time, to the shortening mixture, beating at low speed after each addition until blended. 

3. Cover & chill 1 hour.

3. When ready to bake, use a cookie scoop or tablespoon sized spoon to scoop dough. Then shape into 1-inch balls & roll in sparkling sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

4. Bake at 375° for 9 to 11 minutes. Tops will crack. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Plate Finished Product  

A few years ago my friend asked me to join her mom's holiday cookie party. Not realizing to attend you must bake 12 dozen, 144, cookies to share at the party I said sure! Being the crazy person that I am, I decided to take on the challenge to the full effect and bake 4 different types of cookies for fun. Well that was not as fun as I thought it would be so now I just bring one

There is not much that can be modified when following a baking recipe. I used milk chocolate chips but semi-sweet & dark chocolate chips do bake better. I just like milk chocolate.