Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Cookie Recipe Exchange

Super Soft Ginger Cookies

3/4 cup butter

1 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 tbsp water

1/4 cup molasses

2 and 1/ cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp ginger

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

coarse granulated sugar for rolling cookies

Use your large bowl and electric mixer to cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, water and molasses and continue mixing until smooth.

In another bowl, stir together the flour, ginger, baking soda and cinnamon. Add dry mixture to the butter mixture, and beat until everything is combined to a soft dough. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes, until the dough is firm enough to handle.

Dump that coarse sugar onto a plate. Roll the dough into one inch balls and then roll each ball into the sugar, turning to coat the entire surface. Place balls on an ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart (these really spread and flatten out nicely). Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.

Here's the thing about these cookies: the will be really soft and look undone when your timer goes off but take them out anyway. Let them cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely. They're just so soft and gooey on the inside they need a minute to firm up, but they really will. It's the truth.


June said...

Yummm! These sound so delish. My granddaughter and I are spending the day together tomorrow...we just may have to bake.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

mmm I can almost smell them now! These look so good, love soft cookies, ah heck I love any cookie really! LOL

Blissitydoodah said...

I just gained ten Margaret!!!

I just know I'm gonna have to bake daddy if he were living would be really, really happy with these...cuz they would remind him of his childhood.

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

These would look great in a clear glass wide enough to stack them and wrapped up as a gift. Looks tasty! Be sure to stop by and click "Follow" & "Subscribe" for instant, hot off-the-press updates. Don't forget to check out our cookie recipe. Let's exchange ideas often.

Mayflower said...

Yammie, what a delicious cookies Margaret.I will before Christmas also bake some cookies.
I also love your beautiful header and background.
Lovely greetings from Mea

Debbi said...

now I will have to try these! I love the soft ones so much better! Thanks for sharing!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Yummalicious! They look and sound divine!! Thank you for the recipe sweet friend.

Love and hugs,

Elly said...

Hmmmm... yummie!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe!
Hugs, Elly

Lori said...

Yum-Oh as Rachel Rae would say! I love ginger cookies but have yet to make them. Now's my chance. Visit my blog as well for some tasty Super Duper Chocolate Cookies!

chris said...

These sound delicious and look yummy too!
I will definitely try them.
If you love Chocolate Mint check out my blog recipe.
Happy Holidays!

Hélène (Cannes) said...

I can smell the spices ... ;o) I'll try those cookies soon ? Maybe tomorrow ? ;o))
Thanks for the recipe ...