Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Homemade Gingersnaps

When I think of gingersnaps, I cringe. It has to do with bad associations for me. When I was pregnant and nauseous my doctor told me that snacking on gingersnaps would help. Willing to try anything I followed this suggestion every afternoon working at Kinkos. Ugh! Store-bought gingersnaps are so crispy and just a bit strong. Wish I had this recipe then....these are soft and subtle. My preschool kids devoured these on Tuesday for snack time which tells you they are not too strong! These kids are PICKY! If I am not going to be eating chocolate, I would make these, oh...or sugar cookies, oh...or snickerdoodles...or...
Homemade Gingersnaps
Source: Keith Family favorite for so long I have no clue where we got it from!
Throw in your shopping cart the following...
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. ginger
Put on your apron and get busy...
Cream the first 4 ingredients together til smooth. Add dry ingredients and mix together. Roll 1 inch balls in sugar and bake at 350 degrees for 8 min. These are DELISH with vanilla ice cream and warm caramel sauce!

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