Ginger Snaps

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On the Fifth Day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Five Ginger Snaps!
It’s the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies here at The Nerd’s Wife, where I’ll be sharing a dozen of my favorite holiday cookie recipes.
Ginger Snaps are a holiday staple and these taste just like they should.
Although, I’m not a huge fan of how molasses smells, so that kind of ruins these cookies for me. But The Nerd loved ’em!
Ginger Snaps
Source: Adapted From Martha Stewart Holiday Cookies magazine
Ingredients:
1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp coarse salt
2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c granulated sugar
4 Tbsp unsulfured molasses
2 large egg yolks
Sanding sugar, to taste
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and spices.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter, sugar and molasses on medium-high speed until fluffy. Beat in egg yolks.
Add the flour mixture in three steps, mixing well on low speed after each step.
Roll dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and line up on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Press down on the dough balls to for 3-inch cookies. Sprinkle with sanding sugar.
Bake for 11-13 minutes, rotating half-way through.
Remove from oven and cool completely.
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Don’t forget to head over to the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies Kick-off page to enter *your* holiday recipes in the Linky! I’d love to see your favorites!
Happy Holidays!
Ginger Snaps are an easy, tasty holiday treat!

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