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Ginger Snap Cookies

Shared by: Kathleen

1.5-2 Points Per Cookie*


These use fresh ginger and candied ginger.


1 1/2 cups butter or margarine, unsalted

2 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup molasses

2 eggs

4 1/2 cups unbleached flour

4 teaspoons ground ginger

4 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated

1 cup candied ginger, finely chopped


*This comes to 2 pts a cookie, but if you sub imatitation margarine and egg beeters then it takes it down to 1.5 pts a cookie. I can't see how to reduce it much more, or if it's really worth it, it's your call :)) Hope this helps till I get a ww recipe for you


1 Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).

2 Cream the butter and the brown sugar until fluffy. Add molasses and eggs and mix well.

3 Combine flour, ground ginger, baking soda and salt and add to butter mixture. Blend in fresh and candied ginger. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto parchment covered baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake about 10 minutes, or until lightly golden. Cool.

Makes 8 dozen