Christmas Baking Gift Gingersnap Cookies ~ These cookies make a lovely Christmas gift when presented in a lovely package tied with a pretty ribbon!
I made several batches of this Christmas Baking Gift Gingersnap Cookies for a several reasons. The added spices of cinnamon, ginger and cloves make the house smell so ‘Christmassy’ while they are baking. They are so easy to bake and three dozen can be prepared and baked in no time.
These cookies have just the right amount of crunch and a wonderful spicy flavour. They also are a good choice for a Christmas baking gift cookie because they pack and travel really well without breaking. I have had this recipe for years and it’s a family favourite.
I also want to share with you how I am packaging them up as Christmas gifts. I stacked twelve cookies in a small plastic freezer bag and secured the top with a small elastic. Then I added a pretty white paper string around the elastic and tied it into a bow. I discovered this paper string when shopping for the Coffee Scented Candle DIY Gift I created for another Christmas gift I had fun making. Narrow ribbon or even a rustic looking burlap twine would look really great too. I love how this paper string is so easy to work with.
I have a lot of wine bottle gift bags but I have to confess I just don’t need that many.
Rather than donate them or throw them out I decided to upcycle them and make them more usable for wrapping the Christmas Baking Gift Gingersnap Cookies. I cut off about ¼ off the top including the handles. Then I folded over the open edges and punched some holes in the folded part. Next I threaded the paper string through the holes and tied it into a bow.
Whenever I get a homemade food item as a gift I also like to get the recipe. So I am printing off the recipe and slipping it in with the cookies.
This recipe calls for either margarine or butter. I always use butter in my baking. I was wondering which one you prefer to use? It also calls for molasses. Here is a little tip. Spray cooking spray into the measuring spoon before adding the molasses and it will easily pour out. This tip also works really well with honey too!
Here’s the recipe for Christmas Baking Gift Gingersnap Cookies…
- ¾ cup margarine or butter
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup molasses
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. cloves
- 1 tsp. ginger
- white sugar
- Cream together margarine or butter and sugar.
- Beat in egg and molasses.
- Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and ginger. Add to the creamed mixture.
- Form heaping teaspoons of dough into balls slightly smaller than a golf ball.
- Roll balls in sugar. Do not flatten.
- Place balls 2 in (5 cm) apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 375 ° F (190° C) for 10 minutes or until tops are crackled and lightly browned.
- Let cookies cool for 10 minutes before removing from the baking sheet.
That’s it! This recipe for these Gingersnap Cookies is a fragrant recipe to bake, so easy to prepare, makes a super tasty cookie and creates a fabulous Christmas gift from your kitchen. It doesn’t get any better than that for an enjoyable cookie experience!
I can’t believe how quickly December is moving along. As I am posting this recipe on the blog it is snowing outside. It is kind of fitting to look out the window and see the white flurry of snowflakes coming down. More Christmas baking will be happening in the house because my daughters who also love to bake are coming home from their studies at university this weekend. One has arrived from the other side of the country and the other one from the other side of the world… Australia. I am so looking forward to being together as a family again for the holiday season.
Thanks for stopping by and I so hope you enjoy baking, eating and sharing the recipe!
Here are two other super tasty cookie recipes…