Thursday, December 20, 2012

Soft Gingersnaps


It is going to be a snow day tomorrow and I can't wait!  I mean, I thought I got excited about snow days when I was in school, but now that I am a teacher, I have a whole new appreciation for them.  I can't wait to use this day to catch up on some much needed sleep and get some work done.  Also, I am excited about the idea of my students having a little break.  You can feel the jitters in the air at school.  Everyone is so close and yet so far away from winter break and everyone is having a hard time focusing.  This possible snow day is just amazing.  

Plus, Bri's birthday is tomorrow and he is coming up to Madison to celebrate! I can't wait to see him and celebrate in Madison.  I can't wait to spend my nice and relaxing day with him! 

In the meantime, I am continuing my cookie mini marathon with Soft Gingersnaps.  My Methods teacher this semester brought in these cookies as a treat.  They were so good that  I just had to get the recipe.  She sent the recipe to our whole class, I made them, and they came out just as fabulous.  I love them!  They are wonderfully ginger-y and chewy.  They stay soft for days and are simply delicious.  These are great for the holidays or with a nice cup of hot cocoa on a snow day :)

Soft Gingersnaps
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
4 1/2 cups flour
3 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon (heaping tsp)
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
extra sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and salt.
3. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until well combined.  Beat in the molasses.  Stir in the dry ingredients until just combined.  Cover and place the dough in the fridge for 1 hour.
4. Scoop out tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough.  Roll the balls in the extra sugar and place on the baking sheets.  Bake for about 10 minutes.  Let cool.  

Enjoy :)


  1. Snow days are way more exciting as a teacher! Living in GA, it is always a possibility that there won't be snow, so we don't usually know until that morning. We kind of have a rule not to take work home when that is the possibility, so it it happens, then we get a day of rest. Hope you have fun, and get some rest that I am sure you need right about now! And, the cookies look great. Soft ginger snaps were on my list this year, but with all of that my kids want me to make, they just may not happen.

  2. Enjoy your snow day!! Just in time for Christmas. :) These cookies sound like a great snot day treat; thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  3. So glad you had the snow and not me!
    Thanks for sharing your cookies with us at FFF.
    Enjoy your Christmas