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Soft, Delicious Ginger Snaps

November 5, 2018

Hey, y’all!

While it doesn’t quite seem like the holiday season yet to me, many are head-first in the swing of it all. To help me get into the spirit (especially amidst the hectic side of this time of year + all of my upcoming travel), I’ve been baking up a storm! Cookies always embody the season in my household; thus, there is no better way to kick off November here on the blog than with my homemade ginger snaps!

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Ginger snaps remind me of my childhood; my grandmother loves them and often served them to me. They’re perfect with a cup of coffee and while playing a hand of bridge – or, at least, that’s how we eat them in our world!

These are one of my all-time favorites; I love the ginger + molasses – that really makes the cookie for me!

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Ginger Snaps

Ingredients:

  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 c. white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 c. dark molasses
  • 1.5 tbsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp. allspice
  • .5 tsp nutmeg
  • .5 tsp salt
  • 3/4 c. shortening

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Sift all dry ingredients, minus sugar, together (flour, baking soda, ground ginger, allspice, nutmeg, salt).
  • Repeat the above step until blended fully.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the shortening.
  • In small batches, add in the sugar; then incorporate the egg and the molasses.
  • In the same mixing bowl, again in batches (thirds or fourths), add in the mixture of dry ingredients.
  • Roll out cookies into balls in your hands.
  • Place on a baking sheet, leaving ample room for the cookies to expand.
  • Bake for roughly 8 minutes, cool cookies on a wire rack.
  • Sprinkle the top with sugar; enjoy!

Luckily for y’all, I have teamed up with some of my fellow KY bloggers to share their cookie recipes; check them out below, give them some love, and tell ’em that I sent ya!

Cinnamon-Kissed French Butter Cream Cookies

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Kentucky Bourbon Ranger Cookies

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Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

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Maker’s Mark Bourbon Balls

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Grinch Cookies

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As always: Happy Eating, Happy Traveling, Happy Living!

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,

JCP

FTC: This is not a sponsored post.

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