Fantastic Bake Along – Ginger Snaps

What a great recipe for this month’s Fantastic Bake Along. I was so excited to see that we were going to be baking Ginger Snaps. I had never baked them before but I do love eating them. There’s just something about a ginger snap that makes me all warm and fuzzy!

Thanks Tracy @It’s a T-Sweets day for hosting the bake along and thank you Rebecca @twinklehook for the recipe! I love Mary Berry recipes and you picked a good one!

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Ginger snaps are the kind of cookie that usually isn’t my first choice. Obviously anything with chocolate or chocolate chips is the first thing I think of when I’m going to bake cookies. But every time I do eat a ginger snap I always think – these are delicious, why don’t I eat them more often.

That’s why I was so excited to see this recipe for our Fantastic Bake Along this month. It was a great choice all around. I have never baked ginger snaps before and I love trying new recipes. Plus I ❀ ❀ ❀ Mary Berry!

These were very easy to make but I have to confess – I searched on All Recipes to find a recipe that was similar to Mary Berry’s but already had all of the ingredients in US measurements. πŸ˜€

ginger snaps

I was incredibly proud of how pretty these cookies came out. They are absolutely beautiful and hubby even said that they look like “store bought” cookies. But boy oh boy they did not taste like store bought – home baked is 100% better. A nice light crispiness on the outside and a soft bit of chewy in the middle.

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I’ll be taking my Paul Hollywood Handshake now – thank you very much! πŸ˜€

Here is the recipe that I used courtesy of allrecipes.com. The only change I made was that I used butter instead of shortening.

Grandma’s Gingersnap Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses
  • 1/3 cup cinnamon sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Sift the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into a mixing bowl. Stir the mixture to blend evenly, and sift a second time into another bowl.
  3. Place the shortening into a mixing bowl and beat until creamy. Gradually beat in the white sugar. Beat in the egg, and dark molasses. Sift 1/3 of the flour mixture into the shortening mixture; stir to thoroughly blend. Sift in the remaining flour mixture, and mix together until a soft dough forms. Pinch off small amounts of dough and roll into 1 inch diameter balls between your hands. Roll each ball in cinnamon sugar, and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until the tops are rounded and slightly cracked, about 10 minutes. Cool cookies on a wire rack. Store in an air tight container.
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Check out all of the Star Bakers that joined in the fun!
I hope you’ll join us for next month’s Fantastic Bake Along!
Thanks for reading!
~ Tami
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34 responses to “Fantastic Bake Along – Ginger Snaps

  1. You Snaps are picture perfect Tami!!! Great job! I think the addition of the egg really changes the appearance and texture. I like it. I have loved this month’s Bake Along and look forward to next month’s adventure! Although I am no Paul or Mary, here is a virtual hand shake from me!❀️❀️❀️

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    • I love the Fantastic Bake Along – it’s a lot of fun and I agree it’s neat to see all of the posts with variations on the same recipe. I had never baked ginger snaps before so it was exciting to tackle this recipe. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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    • Thanks Robin!! My picture taking is usually not the greatest but these cookies came out so pretty that taking a good picture was easy. I was so surprised and happy with how they came out because I had never baked ginger snaps before. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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    • Thanks!! I was actually surprised at how nice and round they came out. I loved baking these Rebecca, thanks for suggesting such a yummy recipe. I think that Mary and Paul would be delighted with your bake!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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    • Thanks Lyn! I had never baked ginger snaps before. I’m so happy I did though. Now I’m going to be baking them a lot more often. I ended up eating most of these myself! πŸ˜€

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  2. Ooo Gingernut Biscuits! I have fond memories of both my mother and father in regard to these … they are the only biscuits my father would eat. He loved them and my mother would buy him a pack every week. Of course he didn’t get to eat them all himself as we would have one or two out of the pack, as a treat. Love them still today.

    Yours really do look store bought. Perfectly round and one colour all over. Well done you clever Mary Berry Baker!
    (I’ll be for coffee and biscuits in a couple of hours) πŸ˜€
    ❀ ~ Cobs. xxx

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  3. Like you, I love gingersnaps when I have them but they aren’t the first cookie I think of when I’m baking, or even when I’m buying cookies. Yours look delicious!

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  4. They do look store-bought, I’m impressed! I’d totally eat them all…if I liked ginger. Which is a shame because I love that crispy but chewy texture so much! Maybe I could make some nutmeg snaps or something instead

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