Cookie Advent Calendar: Crispy Gingersnaps

A convincing alternative to traditional gingerbread cookies.

Fragrant, crispy, spicy. All spices must be fresh – this is the only way we will get impressive-tasting gingerbread cookies. So ditch that old bag of cinnamon you’ve got lying around in the kitchen cupboard and buy a fresh one.

And not too much with ginger.

Crispy Gingersnaps

cookie advent calendar, day 24

Ingredients

170 g butter at room temperature
200 g white sugar + 50 g for rolling
50 g brown sugar
110 g light molasses
1 egg C0
1/2 tsp fine salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
280 g all purpose flour

Powdered sugar for sprinkling (optional)

Method

  1. Beat butter with both types of sugar until the mixture becomes lighter. Then add molasses and beat until fluffy.
  2. Now add egg and beat until full incorporated.
  3. In another bowl mix entire dried ingredients.
  4. Add dried mixture into the butter one and knead dough.
  5. Preheat oven into 175 °C.
  6. Roll into walnut-sized balls, then roll the balls in sugar and place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. The distance between the cookies is approximately 5 cm: the cookies will spread a lot in the oven!
  7. Bake 10 minutes.
  8. Cool complete then sprinkle with powdered sugar. Store the cookies in a tin.

Merry Christmas! May this season be full of light and laughter for you and your family.

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