The BEST Soft Gingersnap Cookies

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Here is the BEST Gingersnap Cookies recipe that you will be able to find on the Internet. And the ingredients list tells the tale that, yes, indeed, this may very well be the best gingersnap cookies recipe on the net. There are various things to look for in recipes that can show you whether or not the end result is likely going to be a good one or not. In this gingersnap recipe, since this cookie is generally a spicy one, or, at least, a lightly spicy one, the use and combination of spices is one place to look to help you decide whether this gingersnap cookies recipe is going to yield a good cookie or a great one. This particular gingersnap recipe includes four difference spices, which suggests a good start. The most important ingredient in terms of the spicing, of course, is the ginger that gives the snap to this great cookie.

In this particular recipe, the four spices include ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves, a wonderful combination of flavors, and a very classic one for this cookie. Some modern twists on this cookie might include fresh ginger as well as black ground pepper in the cookie to give this gingersnap even more snap! in the bite. Depending on your love of ginger, and love of the snap! in the gingersnap cookie, you may well like more pepper and fresh ginger. As you become more familiar with baking, you could experiment by adding either or both of these spices to the cookie, either substituting some of the other spices or simply adding to the list.

Another great indicator of how good a recipe is, lies in the type of fat that the recipe uses. In this particular recipe, unsalted butter is called for. Unsalted butter is the hallmark of the real baker. That is because unsalted butter allows the baker to determine the amount of salt that is going to be put in to any particular recipe. And salted butter carries a lot of added salt, when you consider how little salt is actually needed in a sweet recipe in order to really flavor it fully. So when you examine a recipe and are wondering just how good it might be when you bake it, look at the type of butter that is called for. It can be a great indicator of what sort of results you might expect from the recipe.

Another useful indicator, although this does suggest quite advanced baking skills, is whether the recipe offers the ingredients by weight, rather than by measure. If you want to produce professional quality cookies each time that you bake, use weight rather than measure whenever it is available.

Nutrition Facts for: BEST Gingersnap Cookies From Two Peas and Their Pod
Ingredients: All purpose flour, baking powder, salt, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, nutmeg, unsalted butter, light brown sugar, egg, vanilla extract, molasses,granulated sugar.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 36 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 108, Calories from Fat 37, Total Fat 4.1g 6%, Saturated Fat 2.5g 12%, Cholesterol 15mg 5%, Sodium 47mg 2%, Potassium 66mg 2%, Carbohydrates 17.4g 6%, Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%, Sugars 10.8g, Protein 1.0g, Vitamin A 3%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 3%

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