Snap ‘em Up Ginger Snaps


Enjoy life's cookies for everyoneGinger snaps keep really well. Store some in a plastic bag in your car for a quick, crunchy treat on the go. Frost with the lemon icing, if desired.

  • Yield: 6 Dozen


  • ¾ cup (150 g) Spectrum Organic Shortening
  • ¼ 4 cup (60 ml) unsulfured molasses
  • 1 cup (225 g) packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (28 g) flax meal
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 teaspoon (4.6 g) baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon (1.8 g) ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon (2.3 g) ground cinnamon
  • 1½ cups (185 g) Bob’s Red Mill white rice fl our
  • ½ cup (50 g) rice bran
  • 0.33 cup (42 g) Bob’s Red Mill tapioca fl our
  • 5 teaspoons (25 ml) water
  • 1 cup (120 g) powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) lemon juice
How to Make It
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C, or gas mark 4).
  2. To make the cookies: Cream together shortening, molasses, brown sugar, flax meal, and salt. Add in remaining cookie ingredients and blend until the dough forms into a ball. The dough will be dense.
  3. Pinch off dough and roll into 1-inch (2.5-cm) balls. Place about 12 cookies on a greased baking sheet. Flatten the cookies with a spatula.
  4. Bake for about 12 minutes, until middles are fi rm. Let cookies cool for 1 minute on baking sheet before removing with a spatula to a fl at surface to cool completely.
  5. To make the icing: Mix powdered sugar and lemon juice until you reach a spreadable consistency. Drizzle over or frost cooled cookies.

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