Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Soft Ginger Cookies

Yesterday was our last day of homeschool group for the year and we had a Christmas Cookie Exchange.  Although I am not supposed to eat gluten, I participated anyway.  I've always thought it would be fun to do a cookie exchange and thought at the very least I could freeze the ones I bring home and serve to company.

I am a lover of all things spicy, ginger, etc.  So, on that note, I made Soft Ginger Cookies.  Here's the recipe.


2 1/4 c. all purpose flour
2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1/4 c. molasses
2 Tbsp. sugar

Here's How...

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.  Combine flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt.  Set aside.  In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter for 30 seconds.  Add 1 c. sugar.  Beat until fluffy.

2.  Add egg and molasses - beat well.  Add half the flour mixture at a time and beat until just combined.  

3.  Shape into 1" balls.  Roll in 2 Tbsp. sugar.  Place on un-greased cookie sheets or baking stone 2" apart.  Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes or until light brown and puffed.  Let cool for 2 minutes before transferring to wire racks or plate to finish cooling.

Makes about 36 cookies.

I'm linking this to Teach Me Tuesdays and These Chicks Cooked.


  1. My husband LOVES ginger cookies, so I'm pinning this recipe of yours so I can bake some for him.

    Today is his birthday and I think I'll be busy working on the cake, otherwise I'd whip up a batch right away!

    Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. Happy baking and a very Happy Birthday to your hubby!!

  3. These look yummy - I'm going to try them!

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. i'm a total texture monster - i like pretty much every flavor under the noonday sun but texture gets me. i especially don't care for anything super hard and crunchy (i have a weird fear of my teeth falling out and crunching = cracking = bye bye teeth).... SO:

    i love these. ginger is one of my all time favorite flavors - i may need to break them up over some vanilla ice cream. hope you don't mind ;)

  5. I love ginger cookies, and they are a favorite of my father's. I'm definitely going to try these. Bookmarking this!

  6. Kristy Lynn ~ I get the whole teeth thing. I went through a phase where I dreamed that my teeth crumbled and fell out. And, these would be awesome crumbled on top of ice cream!


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