Our Favourite Ginger Snaps

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There are many recipes  for ginger spiced cookies. A few years ago I found this particular one in the newspaper and have baked it every Christmas season since. They have been so popular this year that I have made three batches!

Ginger Snaps

3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 cups white sugar

2 eggs

1/2 cup fancy molasses

2 teaspoons white vinegar

3  3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1  1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 tablespoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt

Sprinkles

Cream the butter and sugar together. Mix in the molasses, eggs and vinegar.

In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, spices and salt. Then mix into the butter mixture, making three additions. The dough will be soft and sticky.

Roll dough into 3/4 diameter balls between the palms of your hands, dipping into a saucer of sprinkles, before placing on a parchment lined baking sheet. Use your hand to flatten the balls slightly. (Tip: Have a pan of cold water, and a hand towel ready so that you can clean your hands when they get too sticky.) 

Bake in a preheated 325 degree F oven about 12 minutes. Cool the ginger snaps for 10 minutes on the baking sheets, before transferring to wire racks. (Tip: Bake two sheets at a time, trading their position halfway through the baking time.) 

These cookies freeze well. This recipe makes about 90 cookies, great for gifts!

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2 thoughts on “Our Favourite Ginger Snaps

  1. Iknow these are delicious, but it woulsd be great if you could modify the recipe for vegans. Even if your eggs are ethical, not everyone can or will access them. Thanx.

    • Thank you for your comment. I do appreciate people who have chosen to be vegan. I suppose margarine, coconut oil or vegetable shortening could be used instead of butter, but I don’t know if that would change the flavour or not. As far as eggs – I just don’t know what could be used in their place. Any suggestions? If it helps, all our eggs come from our pet chickens who are loved and live a cage free life. When the weather is fine they enjoy being outdoors.

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