The Best Ginger Cookies

If you want a really good cookie.. makes these ginger cookies!  They are soft, spicy and just the right amount of heat.  OOOOOHHHH  you can not go wrong with these.  I got so excited I decided to make a afternoon treat with vanilla ice cream, crumbled ginger cookies  and chopped dark chocolate espresso beans.  OMG!  talk about one of the most amazing combinations.  I ate one bowl and then had to make another to photograph.. two bowls later I did feel like I had a sugar coffee high.  It was so worth it… Make a batch and let me know what you think.

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The Best Ginger Cookies
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 30
Ingredients
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • ⅓ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
Instructions
  1. preheat the oven to 325℉ degrees
  2. line cookie sheets with parchment
  3. in a medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, baking soda and salt
  4. Using a mixer, combine the butter and brown sugar until creamy. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Add the molasses. scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure combined.
  5. Add dry ingredients in thirds. make sure to use a low setting so the ingredients fly about.
  6. put ¼ cup sugar in a small bowl. Scoop out 1" balls of dough and roll in the sugar. Place on parchment lined cookie sheets. press down the balls to flat circles. The dough will expand so place 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake 12-14 minutes or until the edges are brown.
  8. cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes and then move to a wire rack to cool completely

 

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photographs by Ridgely

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