Here’s an awesome recipe from my friend Joyce for the best ginger snap cookies ever! Joyce and her colleague Samantha are the owners/visionaries behind Urban Vogue Weddings (formerly Kalista Weddings) and long-time supporters of True Vision Ghana. They have been decorating and putting their creative and professional touch on a number of fund raising events over the years.
Ginger snap cookies
These cookies are always a crowd pleaser at TVG fund raisers.
In a large bowl, beat 1 cup sugar, margarine, molasses, and egg until light and fluffy. Stir in remaining ingredients except 1/4 cup sugar, and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling.
Heat oven to 350F. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in a bowl of 1/4 cup sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350F for 8-12 minutes or until set. Cookies will puff up and then flatten during baking. Cool 1 minute and remove from cookie sheets. For chewier cookies, bake 8-10 min. When the tops have a cracked appearance, they are ready. Cool completely.
Yields 3-4 dozen. This recipe is easy to double when making large batches or larger dough balls.