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Christmas dessert recipe — ginger snaps

By: 19 December 2010 2 Comments

Here we are in the homestretch, huh?

Yes, Christmas is almost here and now is the time that a lot of people get geared up for their Christmas baking and cooking.

This is the week when family will come to town, last minute Christmas parties will be attended and people are generally getting ready for the big day. Here at First Arkansas News, we’ve been feverishly posting Christmas dessert recipes in an attempt to make things a little easier for our readers.

What’s on tap for today? How about a recipe that makes ginger snaps, both a Christmas favorite and a recipe that can be enjoyed all year long. Fire up that oven and get ready to make some magic, kids.

Ginger snaps

Ingredients
3/4 cup margarine
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar for decoration

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In a medium bowl, cream together the margarine and 1 cup white sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and molasses until well blended. Combine the flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; stir into the molasses mixture to form a dough. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and roll the balls in the remaining sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

More Christmas recipes here. Remember — check back every day through Christmas Eve for a new recipe.

Someone's in the kitchen with Marci!

About: Marci Nobles:
Marci Nobles, a Benton resident, is a fantastic cook. Visit her on the Internet at The Crazed Wife Blog or send an email to mknobles@att.net.

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