12/2/12

ABK's 3rd Annual Christmas Cookie Extravaganza - Soft Gingersnap Cookies




Back by popular demand, ABK's third annual Christmas Cookie Extravaganza!
I know, you're excited. For the next several days, I'll share some amazing new cookie recipes for you to try this holiday season.
First up: Every Christmas cookie tray needs a ginger cookie. You'll love this cookie. I made about 4 batches in November. They freeze well, so you can start baking today and store them in the freezer to take out later in the month.
Freezing is a good idea.
That or buying the next size up in pants.
You choose.



Soft Ginger Snaps
Pinch of Salt Lake cookbook
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3/4 cup butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup molasses (light or dark)
4 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ginger
2 teaspoons cinnamon
granulated sugar for coating

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar. Add eggs and molasses, mix until smooth.
Add flour, soda, salt, ginger and cinnamon. Mix just until wet and dry ingredients are incorporated.
Refrigerate dough for about 1 hour or until chilled.
Form dough into balls ( I used a 1-inch cookie scoop) and roll each ball of dough in granulated sugar. Bake on ungreased baking sheet for 6-8 minutes or until set. Do not over bake. Cookies will be puffy when removed from oven, but will flatten as they cool. Tops will look cracked.
Makes about 4-5 dozen cookies.

Tips:
-You may make the dough and store in refrigerator up to one week until ready to bake.
-You may use powdered sugar if you like the cookie to have more of a white appearance on top.
-When freezing, lay flat on a jelly roll pan or large plastic container. Place cookies in single layers in pan, separate with wax or parchment paper.


19 comments:

  1. My fave cookie recipe of yours, hands down. People beg me for the recipe every time I take them somewhere. :)

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    1. Misty, This is a different recipe than the one you are thinking of! Are you talking about the Giant Ginger cookies? Here is the link, http://www.abountifulkitchen.com/2008/10/giant-ginger-cookies.html Try these out and let me know which you like better...

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    2. So weird the way this message was spaced out!

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  2. Oh....looks so good! Can't wait to try them!

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    1. The brownie children will love these :)

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  3. I've been looking for a great gingersnap recipe. I'm trying these this week! Thanks!

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    1. Kerri, if you like soft ginger you will love these, if you are looking for hard or crispy ginger cookies, check out this recipe : http://www.abountifulkitchen.com/2011/12/gingersnaps.html

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  4. Love these.... thanks for helping me out at the cookie exchange

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    1. I'm glad you loved the cookies. <3 you.

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  5. we made your s'more cookies again last night, and my 7 year old daughter pops out, "that bountiful kitchen lady is a wicked good cook:)" can't wait to try these!

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    1. What a cute girl! Maybe you should bring her along when we get together to bake...

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  6. We made these at Cutler's this morning, they are awesome! thanks Si. Curt

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    1. now that's a compliment, coming from the Cookie King! :)

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  7. Yummy, can't wait to try these ones, Si!

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  8. Your cookies look great, just how I like ginger cookies! We love them at our house:)

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    1. Thanks Sue, ginger cookies are hard to resist!

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  9. I'm not a fan of the ginger snap cookies but I made these for my husband and he said they are the best he's ever tasted! He loves, loves, loves them!! Thanks for making his FHE treat on Monday night the best ever!

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    1. Katie,
      I'm glad your hubs loved them. Hope you had a wonderful holiday season!

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