April 6, 2010

Lesley's Gingersnaps

As promised (to a couple of friends) ~
the recipe for Lesley's Gingersnaps!
Be forewarned ~ these go quickly...
But they do freeze well (if you can get them there) ~
I dare you to try! :)

Lesley's Gingersnaps

1 & 1/2 cup softened Butter
1 & 1/2 cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1 cup Fancy Molasses
1 tsp. Vanilla

Cream the above five ingredients together.
Stir together the following ingredients and add to the creamed mixture.

4 cups Flour
2 tsp. Baking Powder
4 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Salt
1 & 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
3/4 tsp. Ground Cloves
3/4 tsp. Ground Ginger

Refrigerate dough for a few hours to make it easier to handle.
Form into one inch balls and roll in sugar.

Place on baking sheet and bake at 350* F for about 15 minutes.

The length of baking time will vary according to the size of the cookies.
Cookies will flatten as they bake ~ so be sure to leave room.

This recipe makes over 100 cookies ~
you might like to cut the recipe in half
if you don't want to fight off the temptation to eat and eat and eat! :)

~ ENJOY! ~


Wanting What I Have said...

These look divine! And your photos are gorgeous!!! So pleasant to look at. Very well done my friend! Hooray for you!

Patty said...

These look so good. Thanks for sharing.

Lady Farmer said...

These sound very similar to my Grandmother's recipe for Sugar and Spice cookies. My daughters called them "Man Catchers"! They worked!

Camille said...

Dear J ~ I do hope you try them out...they are so easy to do and yummy! A big hit wherever they go! :) And thanks for your sweet encouraging words...it is fun to experiment with the camera!

Dear Patty ~ So easy and so good...how can you go wrong? I hope you like them! :)

Dear Raeann ~ Too funny! I would imagine that they would work for that too, although I never thought of it!! I was already married by the time I got my hands on the recipe ~ Lesley is my sister in law! ;-)


Ann at eightacresofeden said...

I need big batch recipes for my family these days. Would make them today but don't have molasses in the pantry - can you substitute anything else or leave them out?
They look wonderful!

Christa said...

Yummmmy! When can I come over for tea and cookies? :0)
These look so delicious. I can't wait to try them.
Hope you're having a wonderful Spring day my friend. BTW, how is the weather up there by you?


Camille said...

Dear Ann ~ I haven't ever tried subbing anything for the molasses...maybe some sort of syrup? I think molasses would be your best bet for the flavour though. Hope you like them! :)

Dear Christa ~ I would love it if you would visit me...anytime! The weather has been quite nice but a little on the chilly side lately. We must be patient...it's still early on! :) How about you??


Mouse and Magoo said...

Oh, Camille!
You always have great recipes on your blog!
These look DELISHIOUS!!

Camille said...

Dear Meghan ~ Are you going to make them?? They would be fun to do with your sisters...let me know what you think of them if you do try! :)


Sharon said...

Oh Camille! I love Gingersnaps! Thank you for sharing and for the wonderful photos, I felt like I was in your kitchen helping :)

Have a blessed day!

Camille said...

Dear Sharon ~ Oh I would have enjoyed baking with you in my kitchen...how fun that would be! :) I hope you do try them...maybe at a church lunch? Church is where this batch went and they didn't last long.

Have a wonderful evening!

Teresa said...


These look so sumptuous, even though I'm not a big fan of gingersnaps! Maybe we'll have to try this recipe instead. Just might change my preferences!

Today I had a longing to make the oatmeal pancakes again. Isn't that funny? I was just thinking about supper, and the memory of how they tasted popped into my mind. I have to buy some more yogurt or buttermilk, but I definitely will be having them soon.

Hope you get the warm weather soon:)

Camille said...

Dear Teresa ~ These are not too crisp and are yummy...even if you are not a "gingersnap" person! I do hope you like them...we sure do! We have had those pancakes a few times...I am so glad to have found the recipe! I'm glad you enjoyed them too! :)

Have a lovely evening!