Hi de, hi de , hi de, HO..my friends! I am super duper excited to be sharing this “famous” chewy ginger snap cookie recipe with you! I call it famous because for one thing, it has taken me 7 years to finally get this recipe from my friend Laurian. Laurian, has been pretty generous with sharing recipes with me, (Bacon crackers, cake pops, cure all chip, fried green tomatoes…just to name a few) but for some reason this one she wasn’t budging. I actually thought it was her Mom’s recipe, but it turns out it was given to her sister Ginger by an English woman many years ago. Her sister Ginger is a professional mural painter and was painting a mural in this woman’s home. When the job was complete the woman handed her a tin of ginger snap cookies. Ginger, kindly asked her for the recipe because when I tell you they are that good, they are even better than good.
(Laurian and Ginger) Always a fun time in the kitchen~
For anyone visiting the Savannah area in the future I would like to mention that Ginger also owns the famous trolley company there called Oglethorpe Tours-Gray Line Trolley Tours.
They do their tours a little different than the other tour companies. They like to let their guests see the lay of the land and hear the Savannah story first. Oglethorpe has a 90-minute evening ghost tour with its own flair. The only tour company that takes guests down to the underground morgue tunnel at the old Candler Hospital. I would highly recommend you checking that out if you are visiting Savannah, Ga.
Now onto the famous chewy ginger snaps! First a little Christmas tour around Laurian’s festive home.
Let me tell you, Laurian certainly decks her halls and every nook and crannies. My home looks sparse if you can believe that one. Laurian is a piano teacher and teaches out of her home. She just had her annual Christmas recital and really made it festive and beautiful for her students and families attending.
With live greenery and beautiful decor all around.
Her DIY peacock feather wreath. Her husband calls it her $500.00 knock off wreath:)
Beautiful collection of nutcrackers
Poor Monty, it’s a real struggle to be an elf this time of year!!
Drum roll please for the cookie recipe:
Laurian did mention she puts in more ginger than the recipe calls for. That is up to you, if you like more or less.
I definitely need to invest in one of these silicone liners! Make clean up easy too.
One year Laurian brought the famous ginger snaps over to my house, half dipped in white chocolate. When I went to grab a cookie later in the evening, they were completely gone. Wiped out, by my dear husband. He ate the entire plate with no regard for me or anyone else! That is not his typical nature, but he said he couldn’t help it, they were so addicting and good.
I would also like to mention that you can purchase the ginger candy online at Nuts.com. Ginger and molasses can be pricey.
Ginger is so good for you though. I can actually eat the bag. The ginger snap cookies are great for long car rides if you have a child that gets car sick. These are the cure for that.
Pin them, make them, love them!!
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