This was supposed to be an historical storm, in our area they were predicting over two feet. Which some areas will see that but the storm shifted so most of us will see about a foot. Not too bad. I mean it is New England, we get snow but of course people went crazy with shopping for supplies. How much they are planning to eat today, I have no idea. People are funny.
My husband is travelling this week. He was able to fly out before the flights were cancelled, fortunately. So Sunday we made sure I can get the snow blower going and we had working shovels. And thank goodness he thought of the oil! We were on empty so we were able to get some delivered. I am very lucky I have him, he takes good care of us. 🙂
Sunday we did our usual puttering about the kitchen making things for the kids’ lunches and breakfasts. I really enjoy that time with him.
I was flipping through the “The Complete Book of Baking” by Pillsbury and came across the recipe for Ginger Snaps. Boy did this bring back memories. My mum would make these when we were growing up. I love them but it was something that had faded away in the brain so I hadn’t made them before.
In the mixer cream together 1 cup of sugar and 3/4 cup of butter that has been softened.
Add in 1/4 cup of molasses and 1 large egg. Mix until incorporated.
Add 2 1/4 cups of flour, 2 tsps of baking soda, 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp of salt, 1/2 tsp of ground ginger, 1/2 tsp of ground cloves, and a 1/4 tsp of nutmeg.
I’d have a photo here but after about ten tries to get it to upload I’m giving up. Took me long enough for the photos I can show! Internet is being wonky today.
Chill the dough for at least an hour. Preheat the oven to 350F/175C.
Roll the dough into 1 inch diameter balls and roll into some sugar to coat. Space the balls about 2 inches apart.
Bake 8-12 minutes. If you want them to stay chewy then pull them out by 10 minutes otherwise they start getting crunchy.
They are so good right out of the oven! And they go well with hot chocolate. 🙂
Love how these weather predictions can be right or oh so wrong. Such days are great for baking. This is my husband’s favorite cookie. Your recipe seems quick and easy.
Quick and easy is the way to go with cookies! 🙂 It’s still snowing heavily so it’s a good day to stay home and hang out with the kids.
LOL, yes not historic for sure but it’s still snowing in Brooklyn and we got over a foot but a far cry from the 2 to 3 ft that was predicted. Love your ginger cookies, they are my favorite!!
Thanks. 🙂 Fortunately the snow is light and fluffy so it should be easy to clear the driveway.
I’m glad you were on the ‘right’ side of the snow prediction, loving the cookies 🙂
Thanks! Me too. 😉
Mm, I want one now!
My mom made them all the time too! Stay warm over there~
It’s a great memory cookie. 🙂 I am so tired of the cold!
A foot of snow would do us in over here. I admire your fortitude.
We did ok, just over 6 inches so not much though an hour east of us got over 30″ so we were very lucky!
One of my favorite cookies! Haven’t had them for years, so I’m glad you reminded me of them. Bet the kids were bummed that they didn’t get out of school! We had a big snow predicted once that petered out = my daughter was so excited because we thought school would be cancelled. She was about 7, and then she said, “But why do they (weathermen) lie and lie and lie and lie?” 🙂
Oh the kids had a snow day. So they were very excited. And they have a snow day today! Getting nailed at the moment. Looking forward to spring!
We’ve been so lucky here in MN – of course, the winter’s not over yet! I keep reading the reports from the east – it’s been unbelievable!
I think it’s our turn this year to get wholloped. Not much we can do about it! 🙂
A few flakes of snow and everyone panic buys! Lovely ginger snaps, perfect with a cup of tea.
Thank you. Oh I know! And it snows every winter, it’s not a surprise. 🙂
Nice cookies, Virginia. They are quite close to our speculaas (which seem to be called speculoos in some places).
Thanks, Stefan, I’ll have to look up the speculaas. 😊
My favorite speculaas is stuffed with almond paste 🙂
Oh my. That sounds heavenly