Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ginger Snaps

Hiya :) Happy Friday!
Do you know how good Ginger is for you?
It has tonnes of health benefits! Google it.. there are ALOT.
I am not sure if Ginger snaps fall in that category..but I
assume they MUST :) Sherman thinks so! Either way, they are seriously GOOD, and EASY.
I am not sure where this recipe originally came from, but
I had it passed down from a dear Aunt, who seriously knows
how to bake ;) So, to make these "crispy on the outside,
chewy in the center" Ginger Snaps, you will need :
- 1 1/2 cups margarine
(melt for 1 minute in microwave)
- 2 cups of brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup of molasses
( I've been told "fancy" is what you want) If you spray your measuring cup with pam,
the molasses will NOT stick. Do it.
So, you cream the melted butter and sugar together, then
add your molasses, and eggs, 1 at a time. Sift together :
- 4 cups flour
- 4 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp ginger
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp cloves

( I think the sifting is actually just for the flour, but
I throw in my spices to get it all mixed together)
Add dry to wet, 1 cup at a time, mixing a
wee bit, in between each addition.
Scrape down your sides, mix up a bit more, but do
not overmix. Your dough should be fairly thick :)
Roll dough into balls, then roll in sugar.
Bake @ 325 Degrees for about 10 minutes, turn pan,
and bake another 2 minutes. (my oven is HOT, you might
have to adjust your cooking times a bit) Enjoy!

4 comments:

  1. yum!
    sherman know best... i've now added gingersnaps to my list of things that are good for me :)

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  2. Is this the cutest guy ever??!! I think so..... :-)

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  3. Hi..don't know what's up..but on my sidebar, it shows a new post for you, but whan I click it, it comes back here..which is not bad, 'cos I LOVE Shernam..but I wanted everyone on my blog to "discover" you!?

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  4. Hey Colleen :)
    I am not sure what is up with my blogger either :( I have posted twice, and the words are all jarbled, and doubled spaced, and any posts since this one have disspeared! I am trying to figure it out, hopefully SOON!

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