Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ginger Snaps

Ginger Snaps, Molasses Cookies....whatever you want to call them, they are SO good! I just love them! These are definitely one of my favorite cookies!!
I hope you try them out!!

1 cup sugar
3/4 cup shortening
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon each of cinnamon, ginger and cloves
Additional sugar

In a large mixing bowl, cream together 1 cup sugar and shortening. Add egg and molasses. Combine flour, xanthan gum, baking soda, baking powder and spices. Mix well. Shape into 1 inch balls. Roll in additional sugar and place on a greased cookie sheet. Using a fork, make a criss-cross pattern to slightly flatten each cookie. Bake at 350 degrees for 7-10  minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container.

-Check out the Pumpkin Whip recipe to serve with these fabulous cookies!!!

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