I have lived far away from my family for the last several years. Around the holidays I get especially nostalgic for the traditions I grew up with. Luckily in 2 weeks I will be at home with my family, but until then, It helps to make my dad’s famous ginger snaps. They truly are famous among friends I grew up with, and people we have shared them with along the way. My dad has been making them for as long as I can remember. There were a few years when all my cousin wanted for christmas was a batch of the amazing cookies.
Last christmas, my best friend Julia made me this amazing dish towel with the recipe on it so I will never lose it! (This homemade towel is also a great gift idea!)
They are very easy and quick to make. You won’t believe how delicious these little cookies are!
Ingredients you’ll need:
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tbsp ginger
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
How to make them:
- Combine softened butter and sugar until smooth
- Add molasses and egg
- Combine dry ingredients in separate bowl
4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients slowly
5. Roll into 3/4 inch balls
6. Roll in sugar and place on baking sheet
7. Bake for 10-15 min at 350 degrees F
Enjoy! Have a happy and healthy holiday season!!