Ginger Molasses Snickerdoodles
These Ginger Molasses Snickerdoodles are chewy cinnamon sugar cookies with the addition of ginger and molasses - the perfect Snickerdoodle for the holidays!
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cream of tartar
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
plus 3 tablespoons divided
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment.
Into a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cream of tartar, ginger, baking soda and salt.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the shortening and butter.
Add the 1 1/2 cups sugar. Cream until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
Add the egg and molasses, and mix thoroughly.
In two batches, pour in the dry ingredients and thoroughly combine after each addition.
In a small bowl, mix the tablespoon of cinnamon with the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar.
using two tablespoonfuls of dough, roll into a ball.
Roll the ball into the cinnamon sugar mixture and place onto the prepared baking sheet. Do not flatten.
Bake for 14 minutes.
Cool on baking sheet for about 3 minutes before transferring to wire rack
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