Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Cookies


I love baking. I don't have many opportunities to do much right now but I wanted to make a few cookies to give to friends this Christmas. Nothing says Christmas to me like Gingerbread (or gingersnaps)
Someone posted the recipe on a forum I go too. They are good and great for dunking. Here is the recipe.
Gingersnaps
Hard margarine (or butter), softened 3/4 cup 175 mL
Granulated sugar 1 cup 250 mL
Large egg 1 1
Fancy (mild) molasses 1/2 cup 125 mL
All-purpose flour 2 1/2 cups 625 mL
Baking soda 2 tsp. 10 mL
Ground ginger 2 tsp. 10 mL
Ground cinnamon 1 tsp. 5 mL
Salt 1/2 tsp. 2 mL
Granulated sugar, approximately 1/4 cup 60 mL
Cream margarine and first amount of sugar in large bowl. Add egg. Beatwell. Add molasses. Beat until smooth.Combine next 5 ingredients in medium bowl.
Add to margarine mixture in2 additions, mixing well after each addition until no dry flour remains.
Rollinto 1 inch (2.5 cm) balls.Roll each ball in second amount of sugar in small bowl until coated.Arrange about 2 inches (5 cm) apart on greased cookie sheets.
Bake in 350ºF(175ºC) oven for about 10 minutes until just firm. Let stand on cookie sheetsfor about 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.
Makes about7 1/2 dozen (90) cookies.1 cookie: 45 Calories; 1.7 g Total Fat (1.1 g Mono, 0.2 g Poly, 0.4 g Sat); 2 mg Cholesterol;7 g Carbohydrate; trace Fibre; 0 g Protein; 62 mg SodiumReprinted from Most Loved Cookies © Company's Coming Publishing Limited

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