Thursday, December 10, 2009

Yummy Ginger Snaps

My mom updated her facebook status last night to let others know she was baking ginger snaps. Boy, I hope she knows she's in trouble if I don't get a few of those! They are my absolute favorite. But not just any ginger snap makes my favorite list. My mom knows that, even though the word "snap" is in the name, I like mine soft and chewy. And she makes them that way!















So, just in case you were wanting a new cookie recipe to try, here is the recipe she uses. It came from the kitchen of a sweet woman I used to go to church with. I think of her when I make these cookies.

Ginger Snaps

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup dark molasses
1 egg
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ginger

*Cream shortening, sugar, molasses, and egg - beat well.
*Add sifted dry ingredients - mix well.
*Roll in small balls, dip in sugar, place 2 inches apart on grease cookie sheet. (I actually make them bigger so they are chewy.)
*Bake at 350° approx 8 minutes.

Hope you send a few with dad and Steve tonight, mom! :o)

8 comments:

Jessica said...

My goodness, I thought I was the only one up in the middle of the night. I just got home from work, what's your excuse?!

SonjaMichelle said...

Mmmmm....I love mommy's ginger snaps!!!

Casie Dempsey said...

Ohhh my those sound yummy.

Mrs. Haid said...

I was so going to research how to make these today! I had my first ginger cookie at Panera this week and I am in heaven!!

I need to go buy some molassas adn then I have the rest! Yum!

Causey Fam said...

my mouth is watering! Thanks for sharing ;o)

Susan said...

Sorry did not know your dad was coming over until the cookies were at school. Of course I will make more for you and Sonja. Hey, I have a BETTER Gooey Butter Cake receipe, if you can believe that...but it is..will send it your way.

Mindy said...

I love gingersnaps too! I sometimes forget about them for some reason. Yours sound similar to the ones my Mom makes too!

Causey Fam said...

you should share that "Better" Gooey Butter Cake recipe too! ;o)

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