It’s a shame that these cookies don’t get more recognition then they do, they really are a good cookie. Some people confuse them with gingerbread cookies, they are different though in that the gingersnap cookie dough is rolled into balls, rolled in sugar, then baked as a round cookie. Gingerbread cookies on the other hand, use a bit more flour, which produces a stiffer dough, which can then be rolled out and cut into shapes, most famously the gingerbread man..
Today I’m sharing Gingersnap cookies which are chewy, slightly crisp cookies with a wonderfully spicy flavor they get from the addition of molasses and spices. Some people even up the spiciness factor by adding black pepper or candied ginger. Me and pepper don’t get along though, and I wanted a mild cookie so I didn’t add any. I haven’t used molasses a lot in my baking, but it added a delicious moistness to these cookies and gave them a wonderfully nostalgic taste. My family made quick work of polishing them off, and I actually had to make a second batch to take pictures of them for this post. There that good!
Helpful Tip: When your measuring out the molasses, make sure to spray your measuring cup lightly with cooking spray. It will help the molasses slide right out of the cup, and makes for a super easy clean up. This tip also works great with honey.
Adapted from Joy of Baking.
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