Saturday, December 13, 2008

Dipped Gingersnaps

My son Matt's favorite for 2008... and mine too!

Dipped Gingersnaps

2 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups vegetable oil
2 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
4 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
Additional sugar
2 packages (12 ounces each)
vanilla baking chips
1/4 cup shortening
I prefer to use 6 cubes of almond bark instead of the bags of chips and shortening-much faster!

In a mixing bowl, combine sugar and oil; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in molasses. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Shape into 3/4-in. balls and roll in sugar.(I use my #60 scoop on these) place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 deg. for 10-12 minutes( I prefer 8-9 minutes at most-I like my cookies soft) or until cookie springs back when touched lightly. Remove to wire racks to cool. Melt chips with shortening in a small saucepan over low heat (Again, I melt almond bark in my microwave for dipping). Dip the cookies halfway; shake off excess. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets to harden. Yield: about 14-1/2 dozen.(Yeah right...more like 7 dozen beauties)

Recipe from Taste of Home Dec/Jan 1997 issue.

Thanks Matt (my son) for typing up the main recipe and taking the pic for Mom! Ha! He pretty much did this post for me...aren't children wonderful?

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Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Aunt Susie!!!
The cookies look delicious! I love gingersnaps. I already made the maple cookies--those were always one of my faves that you used to make!
Hope you have a great birthday!!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Another delectable batch of holiday yumminess!!! I made a batch of your pecan pie squares this evening, and they were a huge hit!!! Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!! All I heard are going to have to make these again:o) My mom took some home; my brother took some home; my son's girlfriend took some home to her parents; we have just a few left...they keep disappearing. Must be all the little mousies in the house (i.e., hubby and sons:).

Have a great weekend!!!


Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I LOVE all your recipes! I have a favorite molasses cookie recipe and will have to try dipping them. In fact I plan to make them today. We are having a blizzard, so a perfect day for cookie baking and stamping. Ü

Curt in Indy said...

Heck, for those cookies I'd do the post for you too! LOL Thanks for posting this recipe! These are Jay's favorites. I'll need to make a batch for him! Best, Curt

Chris said...

Hi Sue, your ginger biscuits look so delicious and you have the perfect Son there by the sounds of it. Thanks for the recipe. Chris :)

Elena said...

Your gingersnaps look so delicious! We made ginger cookies three days ago... Maybe this will be my next try!
Thank you for sharing all the recipes Sue!

Julia Aston said...

These look delicious! I love the dipped part - and how pretty on your red dish!

Kristin said...

I keep thinking I wish I had it in me to bake this year, but the more goodies I see on your blog - I may just have least once this season! I love the recipes you have been posting...Thanks for sharing! Kristin

Kerry D-C said...

lots of yummy recipes! TFS. I love to bake...but had little time this year. I will def. have to try some of these great recipes though.

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