Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Homemade Ginger Snaps

We Live Upstairs Homemade Ginger Snaps Recipe

Whenever I think about holiday desserts (let's be real- when am I not thinking about holiday desserts?), ginger snaps are always at the forefront of my sugar-laden brain. My mom always had them around when I was a kid, and the smell of ginger consistently brings candy canes + santa clause to mind. And though it's not time to string the lights on the tree yet (something else that's always on my mind), it is autumn, which is close enough for me. 

We Live Upstairs Homemade Ginger Snaps Recipe

You will need:
-3/4 cup butter or margarine
-1 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup more for decoration at the end
-1 egg OR egg substitute (I used flaxseed meal)
-1/4 cup molasses
-2 cups all purpose flour
-1 Tbsp. ground ginger
-1 tsp. ground cinnamon (not pictured, as I can be very absentminded)
-2 tsp. baking soda
-1/2 tsp. salt

We Live Upstairs Homemade Ginger Snaps Recipe

In a large-ish bowl, mix butter/margarine and sugar until creamy.

We Live Upstairs Homemade Ginger Snaps Recipe

Since I was already using butter, I wanted to cut down on the animal involved-ness of the cookies in some other way, so I used an egg substitute. The directions on the flaxseed meal say to mix 1 Tbsp. meal with 3 Tbsp. water and let sit for 2 minutes.

We Live Upstairs Homemade Ginger Snaps Recipe

Add the egg, or "egg," and molasses to the butter + sugar mixture.

We Live Upstairs Homemade Ginger Snaps Recipe

Beat the mixture until blended.

We Live Upstairs Homemade Ginger Snaps Recipe

Mix the remaining dry ingredients together (except for the decoration sugar) into a medium sized bowl, and stir (not mix) into the molasses mixture.

We Live Upstairs Homemade Ginger Snaps Recipe

Roll the dough into balls and dip in the sugar set aside for decoration.
Place on an ever-so-slightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.

We Live Upstairs Homemade Ginger Snaps Recipe

We Live Upstairs Homemade Ginger Snaps Recipe

Trust me when I say that these babies are even better with a glass of milk. Enjoy!

6 comments:

  1. This recipe looks so good, I will have to try it, and the photos are even better! What a talented person you are! And I love your outfit in your last post too.
    X jane

    http://thetaleoftwobuttons.blogspot.com

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    1. Why thank you so much! And you should definitely try it, it turned out very well!

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  2. Wow those look absolutely delicious! I've been in such a baking mood lately, perhaps it's time to indulge it :)

    Best,
    Samantha
    xx

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    1. I think it's ok to indulge once and a while- but now I have a million cookies that I don't necessarily need to be eating... : /

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  3. I'll be expecting you at my door with a plate of these within the next few hours.
    Make it happen.

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    1. You know I wish I could, baby. LOVE YOU.

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