If there’s one thing that announces the arrival of the holidays in my house, it’s the sudden and inexplicable presence of Christmas baking.
During my childhood plates full of ginger snaps, butter tarts, sugar cookies, and chocolate chip cookies would seem to appear almost magically come the start of December. As much as I loved all those seemingly spontaneous appearances of treats, as I’ve gotten older the more I find I enjoy being the one to surprise my family with plates full of goodies.
In the interest of spreading some holiday cheer, I’d like to share my go-to Christmas cookie recipe. Enjoy this gingersnaps, from my home to yours.
Granny’s Ginger Snaps
In one bowl, mix together:
3/4 cup butter
1 & 1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup molasses
Beat until smooth. Mixture should be grainy but without lumps.
In another bowl, combine:
2 cups flour
1 tbsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tasp salt
Mix together dry ingredients and then combine with wet. Mix until all flour has been absorbed and mixture resembles brown playdough.
To finish, fill a small bowl with 1/4 cup sugar. Shape dough into one inch balls and roll in sugar to coat. Place in 3×4 rows on greased baking tray. Optional: squish down with floured glass. Bake for 11-13 minutes and set aside to cool.
Makes: 2 dozen cookies.
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