Insane Espresso-Ginger Snaps

Looking for a sweet cookie that will leave your pancreas begging for mercy? Check out my Ginger-snap recipe – They have a well defined ginger bite, a warm dark sugar tone with just a hint of coffee.

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They are great warm from the oven with a giant mug of dark sumatra coffee – or Earl Grey tea. The choice is yours.
This recipe appears to have made about 2 dozen cookies but results will vary.

1 Cup brown or demerara sugar
3/4 Cup soft butter
1 Egg
1/4 Cup Molasses
2 Cups Flour
2 tsp. Baking Powder.
1 tsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp. Ground Cloves
1/2 tsp. instant espresso powder
1/2 tsp salt


Cream together the sugar & margarine.
Add the egg & mix together well.
Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well together.
Roll into small balls (about 1 in. diameter), then roll in sugar to coat.
Put on cookie sheet & bake at 350 F for 6 or 7 to 9 mins. Cookies will flatten out somewhat as they cook. Cookies are golden brown when cooked.

Enjoy and enjoy. And remember, the longer they cook the snappier they get.

Colin Newell lives and works in Victoria and finds the time to enjoy the simple things – like home baked goodies with piping hot coffee!