"I really liked these as a child and my family loves them now. Easy to make and tasty." — Linda G.
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These were great! After reading the other reviews, I used softened butter instead of shortening, and used a small cookie scoop to shape them. I also rolled them in raw sugar - larger crystals with a beautiful golden color. Took them to a gathering and got rave reviews. They looked store-bought, but tasted just right, crisp without being hard and crunchy! I did have to bake them about 12 minutes on my stones.
I decided to try a new gingersnap recipe, and this is not it! The cookies HAD to be cooked longer, and they turned out so hard the kids wouldn't eat them. I would advise using oil instead of shortening, adding 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water, and baking 8-12 minutes. I have, in the meantime, found a better recipe.
These were very good.
The only thing that I would do differently next time is to cut back on the shortening. 3/4 C seemed to make the cookies taste a bit greasy. Perhaps 1/2 C may work.
Yummy! I followed the instructions to make the shortening equal to butter (added 4 tbs. water) and doubled the ginger. It rolled perfectly without sticking to my hands. I wasn't sure if I'd have enough left to make cookies as I couldn't stop pinching the dough! Will definitely be making again!
So far excellent! I'm a crazy Irish pastry chef so of course I didn't do them as the recipe "dictated" per se....so I have a wheat allergy, so spelt flour instead, I used 1/2 cup BUTTER, I made up a basic royal icing of 1 c icing sugar, 1 egg white and some vanilla and threw it all over the cookies like in the pic because it looks just so nice and just to make things even more different, I rolled half of mine in sugar, ran off, grabbed a bag of ground almonds, rolled most of the remainder in that and then just for fun I rolled 3 in coconut. So far I've only tasted the almond ones and they are MOST excellent. The rest are in the oven, I'll let you know how they taste when the time comes. Thanks:D
I love these cookies, thank you so much for sharing the recipe. I make it exactly the way the recipe instructs and they are always wonderful. I just have one observation. Generally ginger snaps have ginger and molassas in them. These are more the flavor, texture, look and taste of Snickerdoddles.
I adjusted the recipe a bit, using 1/4 cup butter in place of some of the shortening, and doubling the ginger. I really liked these cookies, and so did my kids. If you make them the size the recipe says (teaspoonful), you will get 83 cookies - I did. And they are the typical gingersnap size. I did not have any issues with the dough holding together. Perhaps those cooks who did used too small of an egg, or are not experienced with cookie making? I did press mine down a bit with a glass, like most gingersnap recipes say to; I figured this recipe accidentally left that part out. I baked mine on stones, so they needed more like 7-8 minutes instead of 5-6.
Watch out, they are quite addictive!:-)
Very easy and quick to make. I used butter instead of shortening - reduced it by 2 tablespoons and cooked them for 12 minutes and they came out perfect!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Irish Ginger Snaps
Serving Size: 1/36 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 36
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 40
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