Simple Homemade Ginger Snap Cookies

ginger cookies

The holidays is a time of togetherness, a period in which we can relax with our family, friends and those close to us while reflecting on everything that we’re so lucky to have in our lives. Of course, this time of year would be considerably less enjoyable without all of the fantastic food that goes into making family gatherings and holidays so special. Everyone has a favorite holiday dish, but for many of us, the most enjoyable part of holiday cuisine is getting to watch your friends and family enjoy something that you’ve created. If you’re currently taking baking courses online and are looking for something to impress your loved ones with this winter, check out this recipe for simple homemade ginger snap cookies. Easy to prepare and sure to be a hit with everyone around the house this year, these cookies are just one more way to warm your home during the holidays. Here’s what you’ll need:

-1/3 cup white sugar
-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
-1 egg
-1 teaspoon ground ginger
-1 cup packed brown sugar
-1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
-1/4 cup molasses
-3/4 cup vegetable oil
-2 teaspoons baking soda
-2 cups white flour
-1/4 teaspoon salt


1)Begin by preheating your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit

2) Once you’ve preheated the oven, in a large mixing bowl combine the brown sugar, egg, oil and molasses.

3) Stir this mixture until it becomes entirely homogenous  in your mixing bowl.

4) In a separate, smaller bowl, combine the cloves, baking soda, ginger, flower salt and cinnamon.

5) Once mixed evenly, pour this dry mixture into the larger mixing bowl containing the egg, oil, brown sugar and molasses.

6) Stir the entire mixture thoroughly until it has uniform consistency with no lumps or dry powders showing.

7) At this point, you’ve completed making the dough for your cookies. Begin rolling it into separate balls measuring roughly one inch each.

8) Now, you’ll need two ungreased cookie sheets on which to place these dough balls. Ensure that they’re each roughly two inches apart so that they have room to expand.

9) Put the cookie sheets into your oven and bake for roughly 12 minutes or until the center is firm but chewy.

10) Allow the cookies to cool for several minutes before eating. The recipe should yield roughly 3 dozen cookies in total.

Congratulations, your cookies are now done! As an added tip, you may want to take some granulated white sugar and dust it across the outside of the cookies to give them a sparkly, sweet, wintery touch. It will add a little bit of holiday flair to this festive recipe and make them even sweeter for all of your friends and family! Remember to do this immediately after taking the cookies out of the oven, as the sugar will stick to their surface more effectively if applied when warm. Enjoy!

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