Holidays are on their way

December 19, 2009

sharpen your shovels

sharpen your shovels

first big snow of the year

first big snow of the year

baking

the warmth of baking!

my famous ginger molasses cookies

my famous ginger molasses cookies

The holidays are almost here, bringing the office parties to life, crafty glue guns out from the closet, and keeping the baking trays in busy rotation. We’re doing a lean version of Christmas this year; centering around classic delicious meals with family. I’m working on a couple of homemade things for a few people, but can’t show pictures yet because the recipients are likely going to see this post! Afterwards…

Ginger Molasses Cookies

1/3 cup softened butter
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 egg
1/4 cup dark molasses (or a bit more…!)
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar

Directions:
Spray a couple of cookie sheets with nonstick spray or line with parchment paper; preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter.
Add the brown sugar, baking soda, ginger, and cinnamon; beat until combined.
Add the egg and molasses.
Now this is where you really get to work those arms! Add the all-purpose + whole wheat flour.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls, then roll balls in sugar and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 to 11 minutes or until set and tops are cracked.
Cool on a wire rack. Makes about 4 dozen. Enjoy!

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