If you enjoy the spicy goodness of gingersnaps, but not the work of eating the store bought ones, then this recipe is for you! And yes, I must give credit to Bon Appetit for this recipe with a slight modification as I omitted the crystalized ginger.If you want to add it: ¾ cup chopped crystalized ginger added into flour mixed after step one.
Soft Ginger Spice Cookies
2 cups all-purpose flour2 ½ tsp. ground ginger
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves
¾ tsp. salt
1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
½ cup vegetable shortening, room temperature
¼ cup (½ stick) butter, room temperature
1 large egg
¼ cup mild-flavored molasses
Combine first 6 ingredients in medium bowl; whisk to blend. Using electric mixer, beat brown sugar, shortening and butter in large bowl until fluffy. Add egg and molasses and beat until blended. Add flour mixture and mix just until blended. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly butter 2 baking sheets (I use parchment paper). Spoon sugar in thick layer onto small plate. Using wet hands, form dough into 1 ¼- inch balls; roll in sugar to coat completely. Place balls on prepared sheets, spacing 2 inches apart.
Bake cookies until cracked on top but still soft to touch, @ 10-12 minutes. Cool on sheets 1 minute. Carefully transfer to racks and cool.
Store in airtight container at room temperature.