Sunday, December 5, 2010 / By Arena Blake
On the Fifth Day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Five Ginger Snaps!
Two Turtle Bars and
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!
Source: Adapted From Martha Stewart Holiday Cookies magazine
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
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.
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!
Ginger Snaps are an easy, tasty holiday treat!