Thursday, November 29, 2012

Gingerdoodle Cookies-- week 10 of 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats

If there is one cookie that truly holds my heart (besides chocolate chip), molasses cookies would be #2. I can remember always going in between chocolate chip cookies and molasses cookies when I was growing up and making cookies (because I would ask my dad what he wanted and he decided!- kinda sad but now I don't even see my dad :( he doesn't eat cookies much anymore either).

These Gingerdoodle cookies are a great variation of a molasses cookie and are delicious!
 I could not stop eating them! They had a perfect flavor but yet were not overpowering in any of the spices.

I did find that I had to bake them longer than the original recipe called for and I did notate that in the directions. I prefer a non-gooey cookie :)

A big thank you to our Hostess, Brenda, from Meal Planning Magic
There are plenty of weeks left to join us!

recipe adapted from this recipe at Lauren's Latest
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup granulated sugar, for rolling

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. 
  3. Add in egg, vanilla and molasses. 
  4. Whip for 1-2 minutes or until it turns a light brown color.
  5.  Stir in remaining ingredients and mix until dry ingredients are just combined.
  6. Roll a heaping tablespoon of dough into a ball and coat in granulated sugar.
  7.  Place dough on lightly greased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake 10-12 minutes or until outside looks cooked.
  9.  Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet before transferring to cooling rack.
  10. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  11. Enjoy!


Dawn said...

These look delicious! I love ginger and molasses cookies and I love snickerdooles-what a great combination!

Elaine said...

These look delicious! Molasses cookies are a favorite of mine, and love that I get to make and eat them lots this time of year. I love trying new recipes, so I'm putting these on my list to make!

Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction said...

The cookies look yummy. Definitely Christmas cookie.

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