Friday, December 2, 2011

Ginger Cookies

In all the years I've been baking, I've never actually made ginger bread cookies.  I decided it was time I did.  So, I found a recipe for them and set out on the task.  The end result: these cookies are absolutely picture-perfect and taste terrific!  I will be making these again.



3/4 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
Additional sugar


In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Roll into 1-1/2-in. balls, then roll in sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until puffy and lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.


The only modifications I made to these cookies were using 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated sugar instead of 1 cup of granulated.  I just felt like mixing it up.

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