Gingersnaps

2014-05-23
  • Yield : 5.5 dozen
  • Prep Time : 1:10 h
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 1:30 h

Gingersnaps, a cookie variation of gingerbread, are crisp cookies ideal for dunking in coffee or liqueurs.

One 2-inch (2.5 cm) cookie sprinkled with sugar has about 55 calories and less than 10mg of sodium.

Gingersnaps are traditionally rolled in sugar, but I prefer sprinkling a little sugar on each cookie to reduce calories. You can omit the sugar coating if desired.

Other Cookie Recipes

Amaretto Chocolate Chip

Almond Butter

Banana Cake

Chinese Almond

Chocolate Chip

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

Pizzelle

Snickerdoodles

Sugar

Thumbprint

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (145 g) vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) molasses
  • 2 cups (250 g) all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5ml) ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) ground ginger
  • Granulated sugar for sprinkling

Method of Preparation

Step 1

Using a fork or whisk combine flour, soda and spices. Set aside

Step 2

Cream shortening using a hand or stand mixer on medium speed and gradually add sugar mixing until light and fluffy. Stir in egg and molasses on low to medium speed.

Step 3

On low speed mix in one-forth of the flour mixture until smooth after each addition. Cover and chill dough at least one hour or overnight.

Step 4

Arrange racks in lower and middle of oven and preheat to 375°F (190°C). Line at least three 12x18-inch baking sheets with parchment paper or lightly spray with cooking spray.

Step 5

Shape chilled dough into 3/4-inch balls and place about 2-inches apart on baking sheets. Slightly sprinkle each ball with granulated sugar and bake 10 minutes.

Step 6

Remove from oven, cool a couple minutes and transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Related Recipes:
  • Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers

  • 20 Calorie Aioli

  • Reduced Calorie Tartar Sauce

  • Chocolate Nut Clusters

  • Chocolate Sausage & Meatballs

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    55
  • Calories from Fat

    20
  • Total Fat

    2g
  • Saturated Fat

    0.6g
  • Trans Fat

    0g
  • Cholesterol

    3mg
  • Sodium

    10mg
  • Carbohydrates

    8g
  • Dietary Fiber

    0g
  • Sugar

    4g
  • Protein

    0g
  • Serving Size:

    1 2-inch cookie (13 g)