Ginger Spiced Molasses Cookies- More Christmas Cookies
Many of you I am sure have seen these before, the recipe may actually have appeared here more than once but these cookies are so good it’s worth sharing again and again. Spicy, chewy, moist and delicious I totally love this cookie and include it in every gift box that I make. This is a recipe from Food52, and these cookies are amazing. Don’t really need to say anymore, I have already said it and I don’t want to bore you. Try them, they are terrific!!
Ginger Spiced Molasses Cookies
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 teaspoon ground cloves (Optional I don’t use 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
Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ground ginger, allspice, salt and cloves (if using) in a bowl and mix well. (Note:) if not using cloves increase another of the spices I increase cinnamon and ginger.
Beat butter and sugar together in bowl of electric mixer until light and fluffy, 3 minutes.
Add egg and molasses. Mix to combine well. Stir in dry ingredients. Stir in candied ginger if using. Refrigerate batter 1 hour.
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, just barely I use 2 fingers and lightly push on the dough. Bake in oven until set and crinkled on top, about 12 minutes. Remove and cool.