Saturday, October 6, 2012

Ginger Spice Cookies

If you like soft and spicy cookies, these are for you. :)

2 and 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1.5 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
2 tablespoons fresh, grated ginger
3/4 cup salted butter (room temperature)
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup dark molasses
1/4 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a medium bowl, gently whisk together: flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg.

In a large bowl, stir the butter and sugar together until fluffy.  (If possible use an electric hand held beater for this.)  Stir in the egg and molasses until well combined.  Using a wooden spoon, gradually stir in the flour mixture.

Place the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar in a shallow bowl.  Pinch off a ping pong ball size amount of dough and roll into a ball.  Roll the ball in the bowl of sugar, then place on an ungreased baking sheet.  I could fit 16 on a sheet.  (Click on the link for my recommendation for baking sheets!)  Place on middle rack in the preheated oven and bake for exactly 12 minutes, rotating the baking sheet half way through.  Take out of the oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack. 

This will approximately make 36 cookies.

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