Spicy Gingersnaps

November 4, 2015

Whether you’re celebrating the holidays in the snowy north or snowbirding in the sunny southern states, this is the time of year for baking seasonal treats

Spicy Gingersnaps
A pinch of cayenne gives these sparkly cookies extra warmth and spice.

2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tbsp. ground ginger
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1/4 cup mild molasses (not blackstrap)
coarse or raw sugar for decoration

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease or line baking sheets. Whisk together flour, soda and spices in a medium bowl. In another bowl beat butter, sugar, egg and molasses until light and fluffy. Stir in dry ingredients. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and then roll in coarse sugar. Bake for 10-12 minutes until cookies crack on top. Makes about 3 dozen.


What are your favorite holiday cookies?  Share them in the Comments below or with #KOACamping – we’d love to hear from you. Happy Holidays!


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