Do you remember Ginger Snap Pogens?
When I was growing up in Southern California in the 70s and 80s, these were a delicious store-bought treat. They were thin, crisp, and spicy, and in the shape of animals with minimal detail, often just an eye poked into the dough.
I made these using this Pogens Gingersnaps Recipe with a few variations. I added 1/2 cup flour, chilled the dough, rolled it to 1/8" and cut shapes with cookie cutters.
I love the simplicity of these cookies.
These are even simpler! It was nice to take a break from fancy decorated cookies.
This project was a yummy trip down memory lane, and the results were very close to the cookies I remember.
Thanks to a fellow blogger, I was able to track down this Pogens brochure. I'd love to find a photo of the original cookies!