This easy ginger snap cookies recipe, aka Gewürz-Plätzchen, has been a family favorite for years. It's one I made with my kids when there were young - easy and fun to make. It's like a molasses cookie recipe but more gingery. This is one of those cookies that Omas will love to make with their grandkids ... making memories!
Ginger Snaps (Gingersnaps) are made throughout the world ... with various recipes. Where this recipe below comes from, I'm not sure. It's been in our family for years. Not purely German, I don't think, but it's one we all love.
This is one of those easy recipes for kids to help with.
I particularly like bringing math into any baking I do with my granddaughters. Either we half the recipe or double it. In this case, we may just half it because the whole recipe makes lots. With 7 - 8 dozen, there's lots to share.
Because of that, it's a great one to learn division with. Makes it fun to calculate ½ of ¾ cups molasses, but we even have fun with that!
It's also fun to try to find just the right glass to flatten the dough. We go through several crystal glasses and sugar bowls and dessert bowls to find just the right one that will leave a pretty impression on the cookie.
* * * * *
Want nutritional information for a recipe? Copy and paste the ingredient list and the number of servings into Calorie Count. It will give you an approximate calculation.