Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Ginger Snap Cookies | Blogger C.L.U.E. Society


Happy Holidays everyone!  Can you even believe that the holidays are actually here?  I am still in a bit of shock that time just zips by so quickly.  Hubby and I love this time of year.  Our house is all decorated and we simply enjoy sitting by the tree with a glass of wine.  One thing about us is that I like the white lights and hubby enjoys the colored lights.  If you have the same situation in your house, I have the perfect solution for you.  We have a tree that has dual colored lights – at the simple click of a switch can be white lights and then touch it again and we have colored lights.

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It is month number two for the Blogger C.L.U.E. Society and I am excited to have been assigned to Susan from Create Amazing Meals.  The Blogger C.L.U.E. Society is somewhat of a secret society for food bloggers.  We are set up with another food blogger and have to sift through their blog to find a recipe that fits the monthly challenge.  For December, it was to choose a recipe that your Grandmother would have made. I chose her Ginger Snaps.  Susan loves to cook, travel and frequent the weekly farmer's markets.  I can sense that she is fun to be around and simply loves life - you get that sense from her blog.

My grandmother passed away in 1996 and I loved her dearly.  I have a chocolate chip cookie recipe that has been passed down that I still make to this day that was from her.  These Ginger Snap cookies would have been right in her wheelhouse.  I added the candied ginger which kicked up the flavor ten fold. Thank you Susan for a great recipe!


Ginger Snap Cookies

2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
½ teaspoon Ground Cloves
½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Ground Cardamom
3 ½ Cups Flour
1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
½ teaspoon Pepper
10 Tablespoon Butter, Room Temperature
1 Cup Sugar
½ Cup Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
½ Cup Molasses
1 Cup Candied Ginger

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Toast the spices in medium pan for 2 to 3 minutes and let cool.  In a large bowl add the spices, baking soda, flour, salt and pepper and mix.  Set aside.

In a stand mixer, add the butter and beat until fluffy.  Add the white and brown sugar and mix well.  Add one egg at a time until incorporated.  Next add the molasses and mix well.  Slowly incorporate the flour mixture until incorporated.  Add the candied ginger and mix.

Use a small ice cream scoop and place onto baking sheet with at least 2 inches apart.  Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.  Cool on a baking rack.


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  • 18 comments:

    1. Oooh, I love, love ginger cookies! And adding candied ginger pushes these babies over the top! Perfect for the holidays.

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    2. These are my mother's favorite cookies! Great choice for your challenge! :)

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    3. I've still got Grammie's cookie jar sitting on my kitchen counter. And, she used to make molasses cookies - which were some of my favorites. I'll bet these are a step up with all the lovely spices. Now, I'm looking forward to trying these!

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    4. I could eat about a hundred of these in 10 minutes. Love Gingersnap cookies. Great choice.

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    5. I adore ginger snaps, especially when they're home made! I think you made an excellent choice for this month's CLUE group. Now if you don't mind, can you send a few of those bad boys my way?

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    6. Great choice for this time of the year. I thought it was a great theme for this time of year also since we are all reminiscing about those we loved and are no longer with us.

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    7. I've seen how beautifully decorated your home is at Christmas time and these cookies would definitely fit right in. Adding candied ginger was a great touch, Lisa. Love these!

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    8. My mother loves Ginger Snaps - I need to make her up a batch of these!

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    9. Ginger snaps are such the quintessential Christmas cookie, aren't they? The scent as they bake just screams "CHRISTMAS" at a person and these look fantastic!

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    10. Lisa, I need to make these for my hubby. He loves ginger snaps and I so appreciate your addition of candied ginger. Brilliant!
      Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday.
      xoxox
      E

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    11. Ginger cookies are high on my list of favorites, these look just wonderful!

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    12. Delicious!! I imagine your kitchen smelled like a holiday faery take!

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    13. It's just not Christmas at our house without the smell of ginger cookies baking! Love the addition of the candied ginger, Lisa.

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    14. What a perfect cookie for this month in all sense of the word! :) Gingersnaps are awesome, especially with candied ginger!

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    15. I know I would enjoy these gingersnaps with both powdered ginger and candied ginger. Perfect for the holidays.

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    16. Love gingersnaps…and these look and sound wonderfully delicious!

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    17. Perfect holiday cookies. xo Catherine

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    18. Yay for cookie season! I love the addition of candied ginger. Such a festive touch! Happy Holidays friend!

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