I love the smell in my kitchen when I make these cookies. It smells like Christmas. These spiced cookies have a crunchy exterior and soft middle. This year I’m giving the cookies away in these cute snowmen lunch boxes. Aren't they adorable? Enjoy!

Makes 3 dozen

1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup unsalted butter, soften
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg, room temperature
1/3 cup molasses
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
Granulated sugar

1. Mix together shortening, butter, brown sugar, egg and molasses.

2. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and salt. Blend the dry ingredients into the butter mixture until it forms dough. Chill the dough for at least an hour.

3. Pre-heat oven to 350F. Scoop out the dough and shape into 1 inch balls. Place balls 3 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.

4. Flatten the balls slightly and sprinkle the tops with granulated sugar.

5. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.


Finla said...

They looks really beautiful and yummy

Anonymous said...

love the idea of using a christmas themed lunch box and the cookies look incredable.

RecipeGirl said...

Very cute little lunch boxes- great idea!

Bunny said...

This are big and beautiful, they look like they came from a bakery!

Deeba PAB said...

Oh yes, they are absolutely!!

NĂºria said...

Don't know what I like the most: the cookies or the box! They look super! A fantastic gift :D

Patsyk said...

What a wonderful idea to use a lunchbox! They look so adorable!

Debbie said...

The cookies look great. I need to add gingerbread cookies to my holiday baking!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh yum! These look so cute in the lunch boxes

Anonymous said...

The lunch boxes look great! And, the cookies look like the perfect texture.

Sara said...

Your gingersnaps look perfect!

Adam said...

Gingerbread is among my favorites, these look beautiful. You've been on quite the cookie fix since I've been away. Everything rocks :)

Anonymous said...

Just put the dough in the fridge and realized there is no oven temp. 350?

Dragon said...

Thanks everyone! The lunchboxes are a hit. :)

Anonymous: The oven should be set to 375 for these cookies. Thanks for the heads up! :)

Jewelry Rockstar said...

I'm gonna add these to my christmas cookie recipes. My hubby likes ginger snaps.

Unknown said...

ginger snaps are rarely found in hong kong local supermarkets...i wanna be able to bake these babies myself. i'll try later after sc is done with his low iodine diet ^_^

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