Saturday, August 28, 2010

Soft Gingersnaps

11/2 Cups Butter (No Substitute)
2 Cups Sugar
2 Eggs
1/2 Cup Molasses
4 1/2 Cups Flour
3 tsp Baking Soda
2 tsp ground Cinnamon
1 tsp ground Ginger
1 tsp ground Cloves
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp ground Nutmeg
Sugar to Decorate

~ Preheat oven to 350*
~ Cream Butter and Sugar together in large mixing bowl. Add Eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in Molasses.
~ Combine Flour, Baking Soda, Salt, and all the Spices. Gradually add the Flour mixture to the Butter mixture until well blended.
~ Refrigerate for 1 hour or until the dough is easy to handle. Roll into 1" balls and roll in Decorative Sugar.
~ Place 2" apart on ungreased baking sheets.
~ Bake for 8-12 minutes or until puffy and lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks.

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