Chewy Ginger Snaps recipe with cinnamon, molasses, and of course ginger. I'll warn you now, these cookies are addicting and perfect for fall.
Chewy Ginger Snaps are one of my FAVORITE cookies on this earth. Maybe because they remind me of fall and Christmas, which I'm also obsessed with. It's only September but I'm already listening to Christmas music. I will always be THAT friend. I'm not just obsessed because of the presents and music, it's because of the food. Sometimes I like to mix things up a little and make something besides the husbands' favorite Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies.These ginger snaps are chewy, rolled in sugar, and have trademark cracks running through them.
Ginger Snaps have many names; ginger nuts, ginger biscuits, gingerbread, ginger snappies, etc. and depending on where you're from, they have different textures and ingredients too. I prefer mine to be soft and chewy; I could eat them by the dozen. Other countries have thinner, crispier versions that snap when you break them. The better to dunk in your tea.
Lately, I've been obsessing over the concept of afternoon tea. Being American, it's not very common unless you live in the south and then it's usually a glass of iced tea or sweet tea in the summer.
I prefer to dip my ginger snaps in a glass of milk, but eating them with a cup of tea is also pretty divine. Afternoon tea is becoming a favorite thing of mine. Whether or not you eat them during tea time is optional, but I can't seem to stay away from them no matter what time of day it is.
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Chewy Ginger Snaps
- 1 cup butter room temperature
- ¾ cup white granulated sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup molasses
- 3 to 3-½ cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground clove
- ½ cup extra granulated white sugar for rolling dough in.
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare a baking sheet with silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- In a stand mixer or electric hand mixer, cream together butter, white sugar and brown sugar until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
- Add egg, vanilla, salt, and molasses and mix well.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and clove. Add to creamed butter mixture a cup at a time until well incorporated.
- Scoop or roll into 1.5 inch balls (I just use a 1.5-inch cookie scoop) and roll in white sugar.
- Arrange on prepared baking sheet and bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.