Gingersnap molasses cookies

Gingersnap molasses cookies are a traditional sugar cookie, made with ginger and brown sugar. They’re often used as gifts during the holidays (especially Hanukkah) or served to guests at parties. The recipe has been around for centuries but there’s no one who can put their finger on it’s origins exactly because they were so popular in colonial America that hardly anyone kept recipes back then outside of family members. Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 4 teaspoons ground cloves 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1-1/2 tablespoons grated nutmeg 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 20 grams dark brown sugar 5 eggs

The “amish molasses cookies” are a popular cookie that is made with ginger, molasses and sugar. They are traditionally served on Christmas.

It’s unmistakably the Christmas season. Christmas music is playing in the stores, people are wearing their sweaters in full force, and Starbucks Christmas mugs are back. And, given that I reside in a place where winter lasts almost six months, it seems only natural to make the most of it. So the Christmas delights begin. To begin, make some gingersnap molasses cookies!

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  • Time to Prepare: 10 minutes
  • 15 minutes to prepare
  • Time spent: 25 minutes
  • 1 batch yields 24 cookies.
  • Dessert is a category of food.
  • Baked method
  • American cuisine
  • Sofi is the author of this piece.
  • Time to Prepare: 10 minutes
  • 15 minutes to prepare
  • Time spent: 25 minutes
  • 1 batch yields 24 cookies.
  • Dessert is a category of food.
  • Baked method
  • American cuisine

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  • Sofi is the author of this piece.
  • Time to Prepare: 10 minutes
  • 15 minutes to prepare
  • Time spent: 25 minutes
  • 1 batch yields 24 cookies.
  • Dessert is a category of food.
  • Baked method
  • American cuisine

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, unbleached
  • 2 teaspoons soda bicarbonate
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon clove powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • kosher salt (1/2 teaspoon)
  • 6 oz. vegetable shortening 3/4 cup
  • 1/2 cup sugar (granulated) 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed 1 extra big room-temperature egg
  • molasses, 1/4 cup (not blackstrap)
  • 1/3 cup sugar (granulated) for rolling

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, clove, pepper, and salt in a medium mixing basin; set aside. Cream the shortening and sugars together in the bowl of a stand mixer equipped with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy, approximately 2-3 minutes. Beat in the egg and molasses until well mixed. Scrape down the bowl’s sides and beat again. In three additions, add the flour and stir until just mixed. To firm up the bowl, cover it in plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for approximately an hour. (The dough may be prepared ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 1 month.)
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a small basin, put 1/3 cup sugar. Set aside a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Form the mixture into 1-inch balls with a small ice cream scoop or spoon and roll in the sugar. Place the balls 2 inches apart on the baking sheet that has been prepared. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the tops are rounded and slightly cracked (12 minutes for a chewier cookie, 15 minutes for a crisp cookie). Allow 2 minutes for the cookies to cool on the pan. Allow to cool fully on a wire rack. Cookies may be kept for up to a week in an airtight container. Enjoy!

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Gingersnap molasses cookies are a type of cookie that is made with molasses and spices. They are typically served on holidays such as Christmas or Easter. Reference: molasses cookies allrecipes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a gingersnap cookie and a molasses cookie?

A: A gingerbread cookie is a type of shortbread, made with molasses and spices. Molasses are made by boiling sugar cane or beets in water until the plant fibers break down into thick syrup that can then be boiled to make the brown sugar found in many recipes.

Are gingersnap cookies good for you?

A: Gingerbread cookies are tasty and definitely a good source of vitamin B2. However, they tend to be really high in sugar which can impact your weight. Although diet gingerbread is better than regular ones!

What does gingersnap taste like?

A: This tastes like gingerbread.

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