Chewy Gingersnap Cookies

I have to admit, I would love to be a roll-the-gingerbread-dough-out kind of baker.
But, I am more of a just-hurry-up-and-make-the-cookies-as-fast-as-you-can-because-they
taste-so-good kind of person.
Sure, there is a time and place for a more time consuming recipe.  But when there are 
stockings to fill, gifts to still wrap, and care packages to be delivered  I need to stop,
drop and bake (ok, that is a shameless pun on words but you know what I mean!)
Homemade food, from scratch does not have to take all day to make. 
And it doesn’t have to dirty every bowl and pan in the house to taste good.
There, I said it.
I like a good shortcut, or like 11 of them.
So, here is a super easy cookie that gives you all the sweet, chewy gingersnap goodness
you need in your life.
Chewy Gingersnap Cookies
makes approximately 2 1/2 dozen 
adapted from this recipe  

1 cup plus 2 T. of granulated sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 large egg
1/4 cup dark molasses
2 1/4 cups flour or gluten free flour 
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
dash of salt 
1/2 cup of granulated sugar for rolling
decorative sugar for garnish

Preheat oven to 350*
In a mixing bowl combine the sugar and butter until well blended.  Add the egg and 
molasses and blend.  In a second bowl combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon,
cloves and salt.  Mix well and add to butter mixture.  
Use a rounded teaspoonful of dough, roll gently into a ball and roll in extra sugar.
-Place about 2 1/2 to 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for about
7 to 9 minutes depending on your oven.  Sprinkle decorative sugar over the cookies
and allow them to cool for a few minutes before moving to waxed paper to complete 
cooling.  Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
But they don’t usually last that long!



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  1. Looks great except for the clover – LOL!

    In a second bowl combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon,
    clover and salt.

  2. These look incredible Tanya- pinning. Ginger cookies are my fave!!

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