Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Food Recipe of the Day: Gingersnap Cookies

Gingersnap Cookies
There may not be a spice as festive as ginger, and what better than incorporating it into a cookie

Used in this Recipe:

- 1 cup (120 g) whole wheat flour
- 1 cup (125 g) all-purpose flour
- 1 Tablespoon ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) molasses
- 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup (130 g) margarine
- 1/3 cup (67 g) cinnamon sugar

  1. Heat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a bowl, combine flours, ginger, baking soda, ground cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Place egg, molasses, sugar, and margarine into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  4. Select Variable 1.
  5. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  6. Blend for 15 seconds.
  7. Add the liquid mixture from the Vitamix container to the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir to incorporate. Chill the dough for 30 minutes.
  8. Using a #40 scoop, scoop dough and roll into a 1-inch (2.5 cm) ball between your hands. Roll each ball in the ground cinnamon sugar and place 2 inches (5 cm) apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until the tops are rounded and slightly cracked.

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