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Lara's Tender Gingersnaps Recipe
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Lara's Tender Gingersnaps Recipe

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Soft gingersnaps embody the tastes and smells of the season. Enjoy cloves, cinnamon and ginger blended into one delicious cookie. These are perfect for Thanksgiving and fall gatherings. —Lara Pennell, Mauldin, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 99 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 67 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat brown sugar and butter until blended. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon and cloves; gradually add to brown sugar mixture and mix well (dough will be stiff). Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  2. Shape dough into 1 in. balls. Roll in sugar. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until set. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Lara's Tender Gingersnaps in Taste of Home

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 99 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 67 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Reviews for Lara's Tender Gingersnaps

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Reviewed Dec. 12, 2014

"Excellent coolies, soft and chewy. Dough made up easily and it was easy to work with. This is a keeper recipe, will definitely make again!"

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Reviewed Dec. 5, 2014

"These were excellent gingersnaps, very soft and delicious, easy on the teeth !!! I had to add additional flour as my dough was too soft to work with, and I chilled the dough beforehand. A keeper! Will definitely make them again !!"

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Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

"The cookies were easy to make and did look like the photo. Very tasty nice and firm not to soft or hard. I will make these again for sure."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

"My husband loved these. I will definitely be making more of them. They were very soft even days later. I give it 5 starts!"

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Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

"These cookies are excellent. They were so easy to make and came out perfect. They are my new cookie to make at the cookie exchange party . Thank You."

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