Nothing can get me blogging again quite like the holidays! Once again, I have a long list of Christmas treats on my baking list. My thighs are whining already.
After two failed attempts at fudge, I went with a sure bet...Gingersnaps. This recipe came from my Grandma and remains one of my favorite Christmas cookies. What's even better, baking them gets your kitchen smelling like the holidays. Not the fresh Christmas tree smell. The cinnamon, cloves, gingerbread smell.
3/4 cup of Crisco
1 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of molasses
2 cups of flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. each of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves
Cream the first three ingredients. Slowly add the remaining ingredients. Roll into balls and roll in sugar. Get in the Christmas spirit and add some red and green sugar in there too. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes.
To keep them soft, my Grandma would put a piece of bread with the gingersnaps in the jar or container. Or, I could be making that part up. I do that sometimes.