There are countless variations of gingersnaps in the Scandinavian countries. We always serve these cookies at the store during Christmas time, especially in the shape of a pig. Piggy cookies are a Finnish holidy tradition around here!

1 cup butter
1 ½ cups sugar
2 tablespoons molasses
2 teaspoons soda in 1 tablespoon water
2 eggs

3 ¼ cup flour
3 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons cloves
1 teaspoon ginger

Cream butter and sugar; add eggs. Combine molasses and soda in water. Add to creamed mixture. Combine dry ingredients and mix until blended. Chill dough overnight. Roll ¼ of dough at a time, leaving rest refrigerated. Roll as thinly as possible and cut in desired shapes. Bake at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes. Watch closely.

May 20, 2019 — Catherine Branville