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Grammie’s Ginger Snaps

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These wonderful old-fashoned ginger snaps smell almost as good as they taste. They are a favorite in our house.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Butter
  • 2 cups White Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3 Tablespoons Boiling Water
  • 1 cup Molasses
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 3-½ cups Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper

Preparation

Cream butter and sugar.

Dissolve baking soda in the boiling water.

Add molasses, soda in water and eggs.

Stir dry ingredients together; add slowly to wet ingredients.

Drop by spoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.

Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes.

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canadiancookie on 11.15.2010

It was my grandmothers recipe and I am often requested to make it for family and friends. My sister in law wont let me come visit her if I don’t have them in hand! Enjoy and let me know what you think.

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Cathy Bray on 11.15.2010

Can’t wait to try!!! Yum!

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Erica on 4.19.2012

Yummy!! I added 1/2 tsp of cloves just for a little more spice, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. I cooked mine for 12 minutes, and they’re crispy around the edges, but soft in the center. Just how I like them! Will certainly make these again and again. Can’t wait for the holidays this year so I can make these for parties and get-togethers.

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valerief on 12.11.2010

Your original recipe was way too sweet for my taste, but that’s personal. After adding some more ginger and a little more cinnamon and a tablespoon or 2 of extra flour (while making a half-batch) they turned out quite good. Not the best ones ever to me, but most definitely good!

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J on 11.25.2010

It was the pepper that first intrigued me about this recipe. A unique “secret ingredient” – it makes them a little spicy! These were fantastic. I made them one night after a large dinner. My husband was particularly full from dinner and still managed to gorge himself on 12 of them! (He pronounced them to be the “best cookies” I’d ever made) Crispy on the edges and chewy in the centre. Delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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