Ginger Snaps - 325 F

Rev. 05-Sep-2017
Here is the recipe for the good ginger snaps.

Preheat oven to 325 F.

Cream: 3/4 cup butter
with: 2 cups sugar
Stir in: 2 well-beaten eggs
1/2 cup molasses
2 teaspoons vinegar
Sift and add: 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons soda
2 to 3 teaspoons ginger (I used 3)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves

Mix ingredients until blended. Form dough into 3/4-inch balls. Bake on a greased cookie sheet for about 12 minutes. As the ball melts down during baking, the cookie develops the characteristic crinkled surface.

October 2001. [from The Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker, page 662]

September 2017. To bake these as bar cookies they'll probably need at least five more minutes - check them with a toothpick.

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