Gingersnap Cookies


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We are heading in to the happy season!! The season of giving and getting treats. Did you know that studies show that “scratch desserts are better for your waistline than ho-hum packaged versions.” By baking cookies, cakes and other goodies yourself, you can eliminate the artificial ingredients and all the extra sugar that goes in to commercially processed food.

AND, your home smells awesome.

AND, the effort put into those baked goods cannot be bought.  Baking treats for friends and family = LOVE!!

Thanks to my friend Holly for giving me this great recipe from her grandmother.  It is a classic.

Grandma Huff’s Gingersnaps

(makes about 72 cookies!!)

3/4 cup butter

3/4 cup shortening

2 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup molasses

2 eggs

4 1/4 cups flour

4 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons ginger

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon cloves

Preheat oven to 375. Cream butter and shortening together in a mixer until light yellow in color.  Add the brown sugar and mix.  Then add the molasses and eggs–mix well.  Mix the remaining ingredients (the dry ingredients) in a separate bowl.  Add to the creamed mixture.  Mix well. Roll into small balls and roll in sugar. Bake for 8 minutes.

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