Not Healthy Gingersnaps

So I'm going to add a new tag to my huge list of tags I use, "not healthy" lol... since most everything on this site is healthy... it's easier to call out the not healthy stuff :D Questions? Complaints? Arguments? (a high school math teacher always said this and I LOVED IT!)

These left puddles of oil on the silicon baking mat... which pretty much skeeved me out. I think they could be made with less oil and you'd still be good to go. I wasn't making these for me though (hence the use of a bunch of oil), I was making them for John's friends dad who is skinny anyway so he needs a little added weight! Mr. and Mrs. Moo (awesome nickname) are totally fun to go hang out with. We stopped by this past weekend to drop off the cookies and ended up sitting around chatting for 2 hours. They both, along with their daughter, LOVED the cookies. I think a whole dozen were polished off in a blink of the eye!

The secret to the classic gingersnap cracks is rolling the dough balls in sugar before baking... I learned this since the last few cookies didn't get to take a roll in sugar since my bowl of sugar was empty and I didn't feel like getting out more LOL. So lesson learned! A roll in the sugar = pretty cookies... the ones not rolled in sugar.... were pretty darn FUGLY!

Oh this recipe is writen in the normal format (ingredients then directions) since it's from another site... I'll do the new format when it's me writing the recipes :D And thanks for the feedback everyone!! OH and don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Perfect Gingersnaps
Recipe from 17 and baking
Makes 5 dozen 2″ cookies

2 cups all purpose flour ( I used 1/2 AP 1/2 whole wheat)
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cloves
Pinch of salt
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
3/4 cup canola oil (I truthfully think you could cut down on this and still have tasty cookies)
1 large egg
Sugar for rolling

Whisk together the flour, baking soda, spices, and salt in a medium bowl. In another bowl, combine together the brown sugar, molasses, canola oil, and egg until smooth. Mix the flour mixture into the brown mixture, stirring until dough comes together. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 20 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop up bits of dough by the heaping teaspoonful and roll into balls between your palms, about the size of a quarter. Roll the balls in sugar and place on the baking sheets 2 inches apart. Bake 8 minutes – if you like crispy gingersnaps, try 9-10 minutes.

Cookies will be very soft but will firm up. Leave on the baking sheet several minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

17 chews:

Anne said...

Haha, I love the "not healthy" tag. I like that you have so many healthy recipes that you just mark the unhealthy ones :D And sometimes I need unhealthy ones for gifting or whatever. I think it's a great idea :)

Those cookies look fantastic, too!

Marta said...

Hahahaha yes, it's safe to say that if something leaves a puddle of oil on the baking mat, it's not healthy! But oh well, some things are worth it! And fantastic ginger cookies are one of them! Actually, I was watching some Barefoot Contessa the other day and she was making her "ultimate ginger cookies" and she used oil as well. This was such a revelation to me! I had always made mine with butter :(
I like the format, I like the new label. all good!

Pearl said...

those gingersnaps definitely look like perfect gingersnaps!

Mags said...

That does seem like a lot of oil, doesn't it. But hey... at least you threw in some goodness with the whole wheat flour!

A NOT HEALTHY label?!!? I'm so excited!!! You could also make it the Sarah label if you'd like...

just kidding :) but I am excited about that, and these look amazing.

Well....honestly...we like our desserts not healthy. Probably shouldn't say that, but it's true! So these cookies would of course be demolished!

Maria said...

Not healthy and I don't care because it is a cookie! Looks good to me!

Sophie said...

Indeed, not healthy,..hahaha,...but it is a cookie after all,..

Reeni♥ said...

These unhealthy cookies look delicious! They look like chocolate ones from here!

delicious love ginger cookies

Sam said...

Those cookies look just like the ones you get in the shops (i.e. delicious!). I'll have to try the recipe. I'm also tempted by your 'healthy chocolate chip' ones.

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stephchows said...

You guys are all seriously too funny! I love it :) I totally cracked up over renaming the not healthy tag the Sarah tag LOL!

Reeni- they look so dark from the whole wheat flour and I used black strap molasses since it's all I had at John's house :) so super dark!

Sam- that's what mr moo said too! lol :) Let me know if you make the healthy chocolate chip and how you like them!

Sara said...

These do look great, I love gingersnaps that are rolled in sugar!

Cucinista said...

I think we all need a little bad with the good sometimes. My personal mantra is "everything in moderation", so mostly healthy recipes with a couple of ginger snaps... bring them on!

stephchows said...

You guys are all seriously too funny! I love it :) I totally cracked up over renaming the not healthy tag the Sarah tag LOL!

Reeni- they look so dark from the whole wheat flour and I used black strap molasses since it's all I had at John's house :) so super dark!

Sam- that's what mr moo said too! lol :) Let me know if you make the healthy chocolate chip and how you like them!

delicious love ginger cookies

Well....honestly...we like our desserts not healthy. Probably shouldn't say that, but it's true! So these cookies would of course be demolished!

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