Monday, January 20, 2014

Simple Soft and Chewy Ginger Cookies

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...If your cookie jar is empty, you might want to give this recipe a try. My family loves ginger cookies regardless of their country of origin. This is one of our favorites and the recipe I'm featuring is for an all-American version that produces large, nicely spiced cookies that remain soft and chewy as they bake. I use light molasses to make ours, but any type of molasses, save blackstrap or sorghum, can be used. These ginger cookies are simple to make and they are good keepers. I do hope you'll give the recipe a try. These cookies are great for school lunches and those occasions that don't require finesse. Here is how they are made.

Soft and Chewy Ginger Cookies...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Taste of Home magazine

3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
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
Additional sugar for rolling

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2) Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and molasses. In a separate bowl combine flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
3) Roll into 1-1/2-inch balls, then roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until puffy, lightly browned and cracks appear. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

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mia xara said...

Hi Mary, these are amazing cookies! Love all the fragrant spices! Have a great week :)

zippiknits...sometimes said...

Over Christmas break, we made some ginger cookies, with candied ginger in them, from a recipe in Sunset Magazine. Yours look great, too. I'll have to give them a try. I'd say yours look like "Two Perfect Bites" each. :-)

Pondside said...

We love ginger cookies here. When I was a girl my mother made molasses cookies every Friday - they were darker than ginger cookies, but soft and delicious - and they smelled so good.

Rambling Tart said...

These are my very favorite cookies of all time, Mary. :-)

Kim said...

I love this kind of cookies... Love when there is spices!!!

Unknown said...

I have found a true love for ginger cookies the older I have gotten.. and the more soft and chewy they are the better in my book!!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

My cookie jar does need filling!
Thanks for the recipe :)


Que lindos cookies Mary!
Perfeitos e deliciosos.

Jasline @ Foodie Baker said...

Hi Mary, these cookies look amazing, I'm wishing you will help me fill my cookie jar up with those cookies!

Rhodesia said...

I love ginger so will be making these. Hope you have a good week. Diane

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I love ginger cookies, Mary, and for me the soft ones are the best. Thanks for sharing.

David said...

Mary, Thanks for the recipe. Ginger cookies are just about my better half's favorite! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Catherine said...

Dear Mary, Ginger cookies are classic. One of my favorites.
Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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