Soft Baked Gingersnap Cookies

Soft baked gingersnap cookies - the perfect homemade gift for the holidays | Adorned With Love

Can you believe Christmas is less than six days away? Somehow it always seems to sneak up on you, whether you’re ready or not. In typical fashion, I’m running around shopping for last minute gifts, wrapping presents, shipping things off at the post office and packing for a trip to New York and Miami where I’ll be spending the holidays with my family. If you’re anything like me and can use a last minute gift idea, or maybe just a new cookie recipe for Santa, then this post is for you. These gingersnap cookies have been a holiday tradition in my family since I can remember, and I plan on passing the recipe down for years to come. We love having them around the house to enjoy throughout the winter months, so this year I made an extra batch so I could box some up as an easy homemade gift to bring to parties and get togethers. They’re the perfect balance of chewy meets crispy and sweet meets spicy (in that delicious holiday spice kind of way), and pair perfectly with your morning coffee or with a scoop of ice cream for dessert. Without further ado, here’s the recipe:

Ingredients

1 cup sugar 
1 cup Crisco 
1 egg
1/4 cup dark molasses
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground ginger 
2 cups flour 
Additional sugar for rolling

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream sugar and shortening. Add egg and molasses. Mix dry ingredients together and add to mixture. Form mixture into 1 inch balls. Roll balls in sugar and put at least 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12 minutes. Cool cookies on cookie sheet until firm, then remove them carefully with spatula. *These cookies keep well for weeks in the freezer too! 

(makes 20 cookies) 

Supplies

Foldable boxes
Tissue paper
Holiday greenery
Jute twine
Scissors 

Soft baked gingersnap cookies - the perfect homemade gift for the holidays | Adorned With LoveSoft baked gingersnap cookies - the perfect homemade gift for the holidays | Adorned With LoveSoft baked gingersnap cookies - the perfect homemade gift for the holidays | Adorned With LoveSoft baked gingersnap cookies - the perfect homemade gift for the holidays | Adorned With Love

 

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