Scrumptious Ginger Cookies
These are one of my family's favorite cookies. When we are looking for a treat, it's one of our go-to cookies. They are soft, chewy, and melt-in-your-mouth good. You will find yourself going back to make these cookies again and again. Say goodbye to store-bought ginger snaps. These cookies win any cookie contest hands down. Now get in the kitchen, and let's get cooking.
Note: If you prefer more sweet than savory, dip the top of cookies in a 50/50 mix of white sugar to brown or raw sugar. This is done before cooking.
Supplies For Cookies
- Two mixing bowls, a medium and a large
- Whisk and spatula
- Measuring spoons and cups
- A tablespoon to make cookies the right size
- A fork to press cookies
- Cookie sheet and cooling rack
- All your ingredients
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups margarine, Soft
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 2 large eggs
- 4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon, ground
- 2 teaspoons ginger, ground
- 2 teaspoons cloves, ground
- Preheat oven to 375. In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine the margarine and brown sugar. Blend until creamy, add the molasses and eggs. Mix all wet ingredients together. Set aside for later.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the flour. Measure and add the rest of the ingredients. (also known as the dry ingredients) mix together until combined. Use a whisk.
- Now add the wet ingredients to the dry. MIx as you add a little at a time, until both bowls are combined. Spoon each spoonful of cookie dough onto a greased cookie sheet. Don't grease if you use parchment paper.
- Gently press down on each cookie with a fork. Do not flatten. You can also press with your fingers. Lift off the cookie sheet and allow to cool on a cooling rack.
- Stack ginger cookies on a plate or keep in freezer bags. I leave out 1/2 of this recipe and freeze the rest for when I have company.
A Little Tip
Watch the cookie size! Use a Tablespoon and form into round balls. You won't get as many of them if you don't keep them small.
For Sweet Cookie Glaze
For an easy but tasty cookie glaze:
- 1/2 cup icing sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk
In a small bowl, whisk together until it's well blended. Drizzle glaze over a few of the cookies.
We Love the Ginger Goodness
Ginger cookies like these are for ginger lovers everywhere. You can reduce the ginger by 1/2 if you like ginger but don't want it to be too strong. We love them with the full amount of ginger. I hope you enjoy these as much as we do. These cookies are scrumptious.
From my house to yours, with love. Enjoy
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© 2017 Terrie Lynn