These gingersnap cookies are famous in my family. The recipe comes from my Grandma Wilda, whom I’ve never actually met as she passed away when my Dad was a boy. Her memory lives on in so many wonderful ways, such as in these tasty cookies. I couldn’t let the holiday season pass without baking up a batch and while I was at it I thought I’d update this post from 2008 (Wow, have I really been blogging that long?).
I got a little carried away catching up on my holiday baking this weekend, what with a trip to Seattle and not one— but two— rounds with a nasty head cold. I baked three batches of cookies, wrapped some presents, put on some Christmas tunes, and got in the holiday spirit.
If you’ve got room in your menu and stretch pants for one more cookie recipe, will you please try this one? There’s a reason it’s a family favorite. These cookies are soft and chewy and packed with the flavor of molasses and ginger, without being too overpowering. They’re perfect.
What do you have planned for your Christmas holiday? I hope you’ll be surrounded by good food and great company. From my family to yours, I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas.
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