Recipe | "Joan's Gingersnap Cookies" Shared by Sue Ready

"My friend Thomas likes to bake. His treasured recipe 'Joan's Gingersnap Cookies' makes ones that are crisp and flavorful. I was fortunate to get the recipe and have made it many times. These cookies are the perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee or tea. They have been a favorites at holiday cookie exchanges and were devoured quickly. It's hard to eat just one!" - Sue Ready

Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses
  • 2-1/4 cups of flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. ginger
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • pinch (dash) nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup coarse sugar for rolling dough balls
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. In a bowl add flour, soda and spices
  3. In another bowl beat butter, brown sugar, egg and molasses
  4. Combine both mixtures and blend well
  5. Cover dough in wax paper and chill in freezer for an hour
  6. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper 
  7. Roll dough into 1-1/2 inch balls and then roll balls in sugar
  8. Place on cookie sheet, flour bottom of a glass and flatten each dough ball with glass bottom
  9. Sprinkle each cookie with a little more sugar
  10. Bake cookies about 11 minutes but check at 10 so as not to over bake and get too brown
  11. Cool cookies on a wire rack

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