(Favourite) Ginger Cookies

By D'Arcy F – Toronto, ON
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(Favourite) Ginger Cookies
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 20
  • Servings: 12
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About this Recipe

For special ginger cookies, stir in 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped crystallized ginger before shaping into balls. For the chocolate lovers, once cookies are formed on the cookie sheet, gently press a small chunk of good-quality milk chocolate into the top.

Ingredients

0.75 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar, plus more to roll dough in
1 large egg
0.25 cup molasses
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
0.5 tsp salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream butter with sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg. Beat in molasses until well combined.

In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt. Stir into batter until just mixed.

Shape into 1-inch (2.5 cm) balls. Roll in white sugar to coat. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart.

Do not flatten. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies just start to crack.

Let sit on cookie sheets for several minutes, then transfer to flattened brown paper bags or racks to cool.

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