GINGER SPICE COOKIES

Ginger Spice Cookies: Butter with a Side of Bread
My mother-in-law introduced me to this ginger cookie recipe and it’s a keeper! She got the recipe from a friend and neighbor of hers – an emergency room physician who has a hobby of making cookies. It just so happens he blogs about his adventures! He’s got a pretty fun and interesting blog- BadTad MD. Thanks Tad for this great recipe!
If you don’t have any fresh ginger on hand, I’ve listed a couple alternatives. I’m sure there are some who like to have fresh ginger on hand, but I’m not one of them! Don’t let all the spices scare you- these cookies are so good and my kids even adore them! They just smell like Christmas too- yum!

Ginger Spice Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 ¾ cups sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons soda
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated {or 2 tsp ground ginger, or 1 tsp ground ginger and 2 TBSP crystallized ginger}
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • raw sugar- for coating outside of cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

I layered a cookie sheet with parchment paper. These cookies are super soft and you coat them in sugar so if you don’t use parchment to prevent stickage, you might have a frustrating cookie mess on your hands.
Ginger Spice Cookies: Butter with a Side of Bread
Cream the butter and sugars. Add in the egg and molasses.
Combine dry ingredients and stir into wet ingredients to mix well. I use a Kitchenaid. Nellie has a Bosch. Amanda has one of each on her Amazon wish list. {get a Kitchenaid Amanda!}
 
I used my small 1 TBSP cookie scoop for these and they turned out good sized. {Probably because it was more of a rounded scoop, as opposed to a level scoop!} If you like smaller cookies, aim to use 1 level TBSP of dough. The dough is soft but manageable, so scoop it out, then gently roll it into a ball in your hands and dunk it in the raw sugar to coat.

Cook for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees. I don’t like hard cookies, so I tend to cook them for less time and let them sit on a cooling rack to harden up a bit more. The outsides of these cookies are a bit crispy but the insides are soft and chewy.

Ginger Spice Cookies: Butter with a Side of Bread

Chopped up crystallized ginger. You can buy it in the spice section of any grocery store. I got mine as a gift- fresh, along with other dried fruits.

Ginger Spice Cookies: Butter with a Side of Bread
Ginger Spice Cookies: Butter with a Side of Bread
Ginger Spice Cookies: Butter with a Side of Bread
Ginger Spice Cookies: Butter with a Side of Bread
Ginger Spice Cookies: Butter with a Side of Bread
Ginger Spice Cookies: Butter with a Side of Bread
Ginger Spice Cookies: Butter with a Side of Bread
Ginger Spice Cookies: Butter with a Side of Bread
ENJOY!

5 COMMENTS

  1. These are fantastic! Ginger snaps are a favorite in our family and this is my new go to recipe. I used powdered ginger and white sparkling sugar for garnish. I’m having several with a cup of tea right now. BTW, my house smells amazing…as fall should….

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