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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 40
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 75.1
  • Total Fat: 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 13.9 mg
  • Sodium: 79.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 0.8 g

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Chez Panisse Ginger Snaps

Submitted by: MLHALF

Introduction

From The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution (Clarkson Potter) by Alice Waters. From The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution (Clarkson Potter) by Alice Waters.
Number of Servings: 40

Ingredients

    2 cups (280 g) flour
    1 teaspoons baking soda
    teaspoon salt
    2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    1 teaspoons ground ginger
    teaspoon ground black pepper
    11 tablespoons (150 g) butter, salted or unsalted, at room temperature
    2/3 cup (130 g) sugar
    teaspoon vanilla extract
    cup (80 g) mild-flavored molasses* (sometimes called 'light' molasses)
    1 large egg, at room temperature

    Optional step: coarse sugar crystals, turbinado sugar or white sugar for coating the cookies. You can also rev-up the spices, and add - teaspoon ground cardamom, cloves, nutmeg or allspice to suit your taste.

Directions

1. Stir together the dry ingredients.

2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, or by hand, beat the butter just until soft and fluffy. Add the sugar and continue to beat until smooth, stopping the mixer to scrape down any butter clinging to the sides of the bowl.

3. Stir in the vanilla, molasses and egg.

4. Mix in the dry ingredients gradually until the dough is smooth.

5. Divide the dough in two equal portions and roll each on a lightly-floured surface until each is about 2-inches (5cm) around. Don't worry if they're not perfect; you can neaten them up in a second.

6. Wrap each in plastic wrap then roll them lightly on the counter to smooth them out. Refrigerate, or better yet, freeze the cookie logs until firm.

7. To bake, preheat the oven to 350F (180C) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

8. Slice cookie dough into 1/4-inch (a scant 1 cm) rounds with a sharp knife. Dip one side and press firmly in a bowl of coarse sugar if you want (you can also use granulated sugar instead), and place sugar-side up on baking sheet, evenly-spaced apart. Leave a couple of inches, about 5 cm, between cookies since they'll spread while baking.

9. Bake for 10-14 minutes, rotating the baking sheets midway during baking, until deep-golden brown. The cookies will puff up a bit while baking, then settle down when they're done. Bake on the lower end of the range for softer cookies, and more for snappier ones, depending on your oven.

10. Let the cookies cool two minutes, then remove them with a spatula and transfer them to a cooling rack.
Storage: The dough can be refrigerated for up to five days, or frozen for up to three months. Once baked, the cookies can be kept in an air-tight container for a couple of days but like anything made with butter, of course they're best the day they're baked.


Number of Servings: 40

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MLHALF.





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