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Chewy Ginger Cookies Recipe

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Chewy Ginger Cookies Recipe

I love baking cookies during the holiday season. Molasses crinkles are one of my favorite baked treats. This year I decided to also try a new ginger cookie recipe that I absolutely loved. Like all my other Christmas cookies, my chewy ginger cookies freeze well, so you can enjoy a couple here and there all holiday season.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 3/4 cup of white sugar, plus extra
  • 1/4 cup of molasses
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º.
  2. Cream together the butter and white sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add the molasses and egg to the butter mixture.
  4. Combine the flour, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda in a separate bowl.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for an hour.
  7. Roll the cookie dough balls in the extra sugar. (Use colored sugar for more festive cookies!)
  8. Place the sugared cookie dough balls about 3-inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Do not overbake.
  10. Immediately remove the baked cookies from the cookie sheet.
  11. Allow to cool.
  12. Store in an airtight container.

Butter and Sugar for Chewy Ginger Cookies Wet Ingredients for Chewy Ginger Cookies

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Dough for Chewy Ginger Cookies Dough Balls for Chewy Ginger Cookies

Baked Chewy Ginger Cookies Chewy Ginger Cookies

Image Credits

Chewy Ginger Cookies Recipe © 2019 Heather Johnson
Butter and Sugar for Chewy Ginger Cookies © 2019 Heather Johnson
Wet Ingredients for Chewy Ginger Cookies © 2019 Heather Johnson
Dough for Chewy Ginger Cookies © 2019 Heather Johnson
Dough Balls for Chewy Ginger Cookies © 2019 Heather Johnson
Baked Chewy Ginger Cookies © 2019 Heather Johnson
Chewy Ginger Cookies © 2019 Heather Johnson

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Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cat. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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