X’s Ginger Snaps

Historically, ginger snaps are a hard cookie; hence the term snaps attached to the name. This recipe is a soft ginger cookie. Using oil instead of shortening makes the difference.

The recipe is for dipped cookie into a melted vanilla bark. Delicious.

Cream together

2 C sugar and

1 1/2 vegetable oil

then

add 2 eggs and blend

1/2 C molasses and blend

4 tsp baking soda

1 Tablespoon ground ginger

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp salt and blend

4 C flour and mix well

Roll spoonfuls into walnut sized balls, dip tops in sugar, and place onto a cookie sheet, and bake in a 350° preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.

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Cool on newspaper.

makes 50 or so. This made 58.

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If you dip…

In a double boiler, melt 2 12 oz pkg of vanilla chips, or vanilla bark with some paraffin  (for hardening).

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Dip cookies halfway and place on wax paper to set.

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