Ginger Snaps with White Chocolate

ginger snaps

ginger cookies

The ginger snaps

These ginger snaps are a soft and tasty cookie. They’re easy to make. You can serve them with or without the white chocolate. Mix up the cookies, roll them into a ball, put them on an ungreased cookie sheet and press them down. Bake and allow to cool.

Melt your white chocolate in a glass container in the microwave in 30-60 second increments, depending on how much chocolate you want to melt and on whether you use white chocolate wafers or larger pieces. ginger snap Do not overheat!

Dip the ginger snaps into the melted white chocolate, or use a brush or knife to spread it on the edge of each cookie. Allow the white chocolate to dry completely, then store in a container until ready to serve.

The recipe.

ginger snaps

Ginger Snap Cookies

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These ginger snap cookies are a soft and gentle-flavored ginger cookie. Add the white chocolate frosting for additional flair and flavor, and you're set to go.
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups flour sifted
  • 2 Tbsp. ginger
  • 4 tsp. soda
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cup shortening I used butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • White chocolate

Instructions
 

  • Sift dry ingredients together.
  • Cream shortening, then add sugar gradually.
  • Mix until fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs and molasses
  • Add dry ingredients and blend together
  • Form into small balls and roll in sugar
  • Place on ungreased baking sheet.
  • Press down using a flat-bottomed cup
  • Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes, until tops are slightly rounded and lightly brown and crackly.

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This recipe is in the Faith Mission Home Cookbook celebrating 50 years. Used with permission.

 

 

Ginger Cookies

ginger cookies

ginger cookies

These ginger cookies are soft and tasty with just enough spices to enjoy the ginger flavor, but not too much spice so one can enjoy the flavor. The recipe came from my maternal grandma, whom I never knew.

I think the coffee (yes, freshly-brewed coffee) in the recipe helps with the flavor and the softness of the cookie. These are fun to roll out, especially if you have kiddos clamoring to help shape cookies with cookie cutters.

ginger cookies

The original recipe does not have an amount of flour. It just says, “flour, enough to roll out.”

Start with 4 cups of flour and then add more. Don’t add too much. It’s better to work it in by hand as you are rolling out the dough because you’re guaranteed not to get them too stiff.  For this baking, I used 6 cups of flour total.

Brew a pot of coffee, grab a rolling pin and some cookie cutters, and get busy. You’ll be glad you did!

ginger cookies

ginger cookies

Ginger Cookies

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A tender ginger cookie that is easy to roll out at any time of year. They're special for Christmas as well.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 24 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. ginger
  • 1/2 cup ready-made coffee
  • 2 tsp. soda dissolved in coffee
  • Flour enough to roll out about 4 -6 cups

Instructions
 

  • Cream shortening and sugar
  • Add molasses
  • Alternately add coffee (with dissolved soda) and flour
  • Roll out to medium thickness and cut into desired shapes.
  • Bake at 350 until light brown - about 6-9 minutes.
  • Don't bake too long or they will not be soft.

 

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