Since Christmas is around the corner, I thought I would share one of our favorite recipes for this classic holiday cookie. Crispy on the edges, chewy in the middle and just the right spice. For me this is a perfect ginger cookie and makes a great gift for a friend or neighbor. Baking is also a fun way to get kids in the kitchen!
So, keeping it short and sweet...
YOU WILL NEED
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground cloves
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup melted butter
- 1 cup white sugar plus more for top of cookies
- 1 egg
- 1 cup molasses
In a bowl, mix your melted butter, molasses, egg and sugar until combined. I like to keep baking to a simple one bowl project so on top of that I add the dry ingredients. You can get out a second bowl to mix dry ingredients if you like to do it that way. Add you flour, soda, baking powder, salt, spices and stir into wet ingredients until it's all combined. Put dough in fridge for about an hour or 15 minutes in the freezer to speed it along.
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Roll balls of dough, dip in sugar and flatten slightly on your pan. Leave space between cookies as they will spread. Bake for 8-10 min and do not overbake or they will dry out too much.
Grab a coffee and enjoy or wrap up as a gift! These cookies freeze very well but don't usually last long. Happy holiday baking!