Ginger Spice Cookies
By ohioeggs Desserts, Holiday Baking
June 29, 2015
Mmm… smells like Christmas! Made with warm spices - ginger, cinnamon, cloves - these cookies are perfect for the cold winter months!
- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Yields: 6 1/2 dozen cookes
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/3 cup light unsulphured molasses
1/3 cup turbinado OR granulated sugar
Mix flour, 1 tablespoon ginger, 2 teaspoon cinnamon, baking soda, salt and cloves in large bowl.
Combine 2 cups sugar and butter in mixer bowl.
Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Add eggs and molasses; beat on low speed until blended.
Gradually add flour mixture, beating until blended.
Refrigerate, covered, until firm enough to shape, about 1 hour or overnight.
Mix spiced sugar ingredients in small bowl.
Work with 1/3 of the dough at a time, keeping remaining dough refrigerated.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in spiced sugar mixture.
Place 2 inches apart on parchment paper-lined or ungreased baking sheets.
Bake in 350°F oven until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes.
Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes.
Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
Chilled dough is easier to handle and holds its shape better.