These are hands down the best ginger snap cookies that I have tasted. And I have tasted a fair share in my days.
They are moist, perfectly flavored with molasses and ginger and easy to eat because they are fanfuckingtastic.
Instead of cooking loads of awesome Christmas cookies…I am at work. So I will share my super top secret cookie recipe with you. Guard it well. People will go insane over these.
2 C flour
1 T ground ginger
2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 t cinnamon
3/4 C shortening <—–yes, you need the real stuff that makes you gain 10 pounds just by touching it. Butter doesn’t cut it with this recipe.
1 C sugar
1/4 C molasses
Sift flour, ginger, soda, salt and cinnamon.
In a large bowl cream shortening, gradually adding sugar. Add egg and molasses – beat well.
Add dry ingredients and mix well.
Chill for 4 hours or overnight.
Form into 1″ balls and roll into sugar.
Place 2″ apart on cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat on it.
Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
Cool—–if you can wait that long to eat them.