Gingersnaps

Gingersnaps
Staff Writer
Cookies at Home

A classic cookie collection would not be complete without gingersnaps. This recipe uses a large amount of molasses to ensure that they stay soft and moist for up to two weeks. 

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24
Servings
191
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Adapted with permission from the publisher, Wiley, from Cookies at home with The Culinary Institute of America. Copyright © 2011.

Ingredients

  • sticks butter, soft
  • 1  Cup  granulated sugar
  • 1  Teaspoon  salt
  • 4  Cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1  Tablespoon  ground ginger
  • 1  Tablespoon  baking soda
  • 1  Cup  molasses
  • 1/4  Cup  water
  • Sanding, coarse, or turbinado sugar, as needed, for garnish

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. 

In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream the butter, sugar, and salt on medium speed until light and fluffy, 3-5 minutes. In a large bowl, combine the flour, ginger, and baking soda. Heat the molasses amd water in a small saucepan over medium heat until warm, about 4-5 minutes. Do not bring to a boil.

Slowly add the dry ingredients and molasses to the creamed mixture in alternating additions with the mixer on low. Scrape down the bowl as needed. Scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, about 1 tablespoon each, about 1 ½ inches apart. Flatten the cookies slightly and sprinkle the cookies lightly with the sanding sugar. 

Baking until lightly browned and cracked on the surface, about 12 minutes. Rotate and switch the baking sheets as necessary for even baking. Allow the cookies to cool for a minute on the baking sheets then transfer, using a spatula, to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
39g
30%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Calcium, Ca
83mg
8%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
67µg
17%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
9mg
3%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
39mg
6%
Selenium, Se
11µg
20%
Sodium, Na
101mg
7%
Water
8g
0%

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