#11- Ginger Cookies

20141214_165813I was invited to my first cookie exchange party this weekend. It was fun all around – lots of sugar and a delicious brunch. I made and brought these Ginger cookies.

Perfect for the Christmas season.


  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • extra sugar for dipping


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Cream butter until fluffy, using an electric mixer (about 5 mins)
  3. Add egg and beat until smooth
  4. Add molasses and beat for a few more minutes
  5. In a separate bowl, combine all the other ingredients (except for the extra sugar).
  6. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the batter by hand, mixing with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  7. Cover the batter and chill (for a few hours) in the fridge.
  8. Spread the dipping sugar on a plate
  9. Roll the batter into small balls, and dip one side in sugar. Set the balls, sugar side up, 1 1/2 inches (4 cm) apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. (they will spread quite a bit)
  10. Bake for 10 minutes.
  11. Cookies will crackle on top.
  12. Do not over bake or they will become too hard – as they should be chewy
  13. Cool, before enjoying

(adapted from the Girl Can’t Cook)

Rolling the dough in sugar

Rolling the dough in sugar

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