Recipe 44: Gingersnap Cookies

I’m watching a Christmas movie to get me in the mood to write this blog. It’s not a good one, but I’ll take what I can get.

This was my first time making gingersnaps (surprise). Let’s see how it goes.

Step 1: Gather ingredients: flour, sugar, egg, cinnamon, ground ginger, salt, baking soda, shortening, molasses.

What is with the shortening? I hate handling it. Want greasy hands? Touch me!

Step 2: Whisk together flour, cinnamon, ground ginger, salt, and baking soda.

Step 3: Beat shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.

Step 4: Add molasses.

This does not look good yet.

Step 5: Add egg.

Step 6: Add flour mixture.

Okay, this is easy.

Step 7: Roll dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar.

I hated this step last time because the dough stuck to my hands. This was different, people! SO EASY! I’m actually serious, though.

Step 8: Bake 10-12 minutes. 10 for chewy, 12 for snappy. I chose chewy.

They look so perfect! This redeems the last batch that looked nothing like her picture.

Link to original recipe

Yields: 48
I got: 50

Start time: 10:20
End time: 11:30 (1 hour, 10 mins)
Martha’s estimated time: 30 mins

What did I learn?

  • Make gingersnaps and your friends will like you.
  • You CAN bake and watch a Christmas movie at the same time. Just make sure it’s one you have memorized so you don’t have to look at it.

What do I need to learn?

  • Is this what Christmas is all about?

So this went well and the blog was a little boring. I’m sorry. Here’s a picture of me snapping while eating a gingersnap.

Better? Do you like my deer head decoration?

See ya next time!


One response to “Recipe 44: Gingersnap Cookies

  1. I’m so happy for you that they came out so pretty!!

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