Soft and Chewy Gingersnaps for Secret Recipe Club

It's been a perfect fall weekend - bright and sunny with a slight crispness in the air and leaves falling everywhere. And to top it all off, it's Secret Recipe Club Reveal Day! The blog we were assigned for October was Mommy's Menu, written by Toni, a stay-at-home-mom who has a fantastic recipe index filled with all sorts of delicious delights.

Some of Toni's recipes that sounded particularly good for this weekend included Caramel Apple Marshmallow Dip, Super Duper Hot Chocolate, Smokey Chipotle Chili, and Homemade Pumpkin Puree. But even though we always claim that we are not really into making desserts, it seems that something about the Secret Recipe Club brings out the bakers in us. For some of this year's SRC's, we've made Brownies with a Twist, Strawberry Rhubarb Upside-Down CakeMeyer Lemon Bars, and Golden Cinnamon Buns, for example. This month, Toni's Soft and Chewy Gingersnaps sounded so easy and so yummy and so perfect for this time of year, we just went for it.

And they were both easy (done in about 1/2 hour, including baking time), and yummy (we got 42 cookies out of them and we each ate 4 or 5 straight out of the oven), and perfect for this time of year (our house smells amazing). We love Toni's suggestion of crumbling them over ice cream topped with caramel sauce. Doesn't that sound fabulous? 

Soft and Chewy Gingersnaps
recipe from Mommy's Menu

3/4 cup vegetable shortening
1/4 cup molasses
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
2 1/4 cups flour, sifted
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
pinch ground cloves
1/4 cup granulated sugar 

Preheat oven to 375. Cream together the shortening, molasses, brown sugar and egg. Add the dry ingredients and mix together until well combined. Form into small balls and roll in granulated sugar. Place (staggered, as they will spread) onto a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.

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Anonymous said...

Delicious! Reversed trick o treat! Love it!

Erin said...

Oh I love these cookies! Yours look wonderful!

Denise Browning@From Brazil To You said...

These gingersnaps look fantastic. I could devour the entire stack and ask for more...

Toni said...

Those are one of my favorite fall treats! I'm glad you enjoyed them!

Taryn said...

Gingersnaps are hands-down one of my favorite holiday baked goods. They're so chewy and spicy and wonderful! These look fantastic... I can't wait to make my first batch of the season!

Gloria Baker said...

look soo good!!

Louise said...

yum, these look amazing! I love those ginger biscuits, but the ones you buy are tooo hard--looks like the perfect recipe!

Debra Eliotseats said...

So many delicious choices but glad you landed on this one. You can't beat a good gingersnap!

Debra Eliotseats said...

So many delicious choices but glad you landed on this one. You can't beat a good gingersnap!

Chris said...

You had me at chewy! These look perfectly irresistible. Nice Pick!

Lisa | Authentic Suburban Gourmet said...

One of my all time favorites and yours look perfect. Glad to be part of SRC group C with you.

Karen - Cinnamon Freud said...

I love my gingersnaps soft (no hard), so these sound great to me!

Unknown said...

Soft, chewey gingersnaps are by far my favorite cookie! I've never thought to put caramel sauce and icecream on them but I WILL NOW!

Beautiful Fall shots, btw!

Happy SRC reveal fellow Group C SRC'er!

jck said...

Can't wait to break into my stash! Thank you in advance!

TeaLady said...

I love the smell of ginger cookies in the kitchen.