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Ginger Spiced Molasses Sugar Cookies-Day 3 Of 7 Days Of Holiday Cookies

Ginger Spiced Molasses Sugar Cookie

Ginger Spiced Molasses Sugar Cookie

This cookie is a relatively new entry into my gift boxes, last year was the first time I made it, and one bite and I knew it was a keeper. I saw the recipe on Food52 and wanted to give it a try. The cook who penned this amazing recipe is, Lynda whose cooks name is Taste Food, she has  a blog right here on wordpress appropriately named Taste Food.

This cookies is beautifully spiced, chewy  and utterly delicious! It’s very easy to make and the dough freezes well. I will be tripling the recipe this year, the cookie was such a hit with everyone who tasted it. I just love the warm spices, molasses and crunchy sugar coating.Heavenly really! The only change I made is a matter of personal preference, I omitted the cloves (cannot stand cloves) and I didn’t add the candied ginger. If you are looking for another cookie recipe for the Holidays I highly recommend you give these a try!!

Makes 24 cookies

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour

2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon  ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon  allspice

1/2 teaspoon  salt

1/4 teaspoo ground cloves

3/4 cups unsalted butter, room temperature

3/4 cups packed dark brown sugar

1 large egg

1/2 cup unsulfured molasses

1/3 cup finely diced candied ginger (optional)

granulated sugar for rolling

  1. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ground ginger, allspice, salt and cloves in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Beat butter and sugar together in bowl of electric mixer until light and fluffy, 3 minutes.
  3. Add egg and molasses. Mix to combine well. Stir in dry ingredients. Stir in candied ginger if using. Refrigerate batter 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 F. Roll dough into 1 1/2″ balls. Roll balls in granulated sugar. Arrange on baking sheets lined with parchment paper and gently flatten. Bake in oven until set and crinkled on top, about 12 minutes. Remove and cool.
14 Comments Post a comment
  1. I love your idea of posting a cookie recipe a day! The first three sound great! Looking forward to the rest of them!

    December 3, 2012
    • Thanks so much Christina, it’s fun and gets me in the holiday mood!

      December 3, 2012
  2. Oh these do sound good. With my new found sweet tooth I may have to give this a try 🙂 I have my Christmas CD playing right now!

    December 3, 2012
    • You are way ahead of me, haven’t dusted off the Chrismas CD’s yet But baking cookies gets me in the holiday mood for sure!

      December 3, 2012
  3. petit4chocolatier #

    Absolutely delicious!! Love the ginger, cloves, cinnamon, molasses and dark brown sugar rolled up in sugar!! Yummy 🙂

    December 3, 2012
  4. Mmmm! One of my favorite types of cookies!

    December 3, 2012
  5. You are totally hitting all my favorites! I’ve made these great cookies of Lynda’s and love them!! You and I are definitely drawn to the same cookies 🙂

    December 4, 2012
    • Absolutely one of my favorites, they are spiced perfectly and the flavors are just perfect for the holidays. Thanks so much!

      December 4, 2012
  6. I can’t wait to make these. (I hate cloves too!)

    December 4, 2012
    • Thank you, hope you like them! Don’t know what it is about cloves but its one spice I can truly live without.

      December 4, 2012
  7. Molasses cookies are my absolute favorite! I just sent off batches in the mail yesterday for a cookie swap. Time to bake some more. Love your cookie theme!

    December 6, 2012
    • Me too, love Molasses cookies, and ginger spiced!! Thank you so much.

      December 6, 2012

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