Welcome to The Cookie Monster, a blog about the most marvelous, versatile, and beloved bakeable item in the land: The cookie. You may see occassional forays into pies, bars, and other sweet treats, but my main focus is and has always been on the bite sized genius behind my very favorite snack. Happy Baking!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Ginger Snaps

Hello bloggers! Now its time to blog about one of my favorite all-time cookies, the Ginger Snap.  I actually used to make these all the time because they are fast and easy and involve many of my favorite ingredients such and molasses and cloves.  They are a great "fall" cookie, to go along with your apple cider or pumpkin beer.


3/4 cup shortening
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
2 14 cups flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons ginger
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup sugar for rolling

First off, mix together your wet ingredients, then slowly add in your dry ingredients until everything is well blended.

When your dough comes together, roll into tablespoon sized balls, and roll each bar in the extra sugar to coat.

Bake at 350 degrees for 8 - 10 minutes, or until just set.  Cool on a wire rack, and enjoy!

Happy Fall Everyone!

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