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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Soft Chewy Ginger Cookies



This time of year, lots of cookie baking goes on in my kitchen.  My son surprised me when he asked me to make ginger cookies, but since I have never made them and love ginger snaps, I happily obliged. These cookies are not crunchy like a ginger snap, but big, light, soft and chewy.  How great is that!!!!! The hint of molasses and the spiciness of the cinnamon and ginger make this cookie a real winner in my book.  And they are so delicious warm out of the oven with a big glass of milk.  These cookies are so perfect for this time of year. We ate ours sitting in front of the Christmas tree watching the lights and sipping ice cold milk.  This is what makes life special, simple pleasures:-)

 There is just something about big soft cookies

If you're gonna do it, you gotta do it right...ice cold milk? yes please!


Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside. 
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and molasses. Gradually stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture. Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten completely with the bottom of a glass. Sprinkle with sugar.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.




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29 comments:

Joyful said...

They look simply delicious!

ASingleMothersJourney said...

This looks yummy! I hope there's more recipes to come.

Bravoe Runway said...

I love ginger cookies, these look amazing and perfect for a cookie exchange :)

Asian-spice mix said...

looks so soft and Yummy,and perfectly brown :)
Ridwan

Ashley said...

OMG! They look delish! I love baking around this time. I may have to try this recipe :)

Rhe Beep said...

they look sooooo good! Ginger cookies are my favorite! Thanks for the recipe!

Fashion Pad said...

Woman I'm going to be the new Betty Crocker following your recipes this season, lol. Thanks so much for sharing!

Paula said...

That´s a lovely recipe and puts me right into festive mood! Who doesn´t?

xx

Jayme and Mendi said...

These look SOO good!!! You always have great recipes!!

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yummychunklet said...

Yum!

Clara Turbay said...

I like how you put together your ideas in this blog.

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Jasmyne Tea said...

Mmmm, I love ginger, and in a cookie it would be amazing - your son had a great idea!

Myisha said...

Yum! I have a little guy too and we LOVE doing these exact same things. I adore the little pleasures :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Alicia@ Mommy Delicious said...

Okay. So those cookies look super delicious and I need them in my life, like NOW. I'm hosting a holiday brunch in a couple weeks and those cookies have to be on the menu. Yum!

signature mix said...

I absolutely love ginger snap cookies and haven't had any yet this season! These look so delicious that I'm seriously craving some now.

Lindsay @ A Walk in the Closet said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!

These cookies look delicious! I love chewy cookies - such comfort food and ginger is such a great flavor for the holiday season. )

Jacqueline Ashley said...

I definitely want to make those! Yum!

xx

Shasie said...

Sure is! It means they go down nice and easy so I can eat a whole bunch of them! haha

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Krista Lynn said...

These look amazing! I'm going to have to try making these for my Christmas Party!!!

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Jinna Boo said...

agh delicious looking!!


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il ├ętait une fois... said...

yumm! X

Bonnie said...

I love cookies!!!!! Ginger cookies are one of my favorites. So are chocolate chip. And double chocolate chip. And fudge. And cinnamon.
Okay, I like everything.

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Not Just A Pretty Dress said...

They look - and I'm sure they taste - delicious!

The Dynamic Duo said...

These cookies look soooo good!!! Perfect for the holiday season!

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Stacey Kay said...

I was literally just craving a cookie. These look amazing! I have yet to make my christmas cookies.

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Natalie Koltunovskaya said...

It looks veru tasty))

THE MANE TOPIC said...

Those look YUMMY!!!


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Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

This cookies look absolutely delicious. Love ginger anything.


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