Friday, December 21, 2012

Soft & Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

So, I love cookies.  Yes, you knew that.  Christmas was made for cookies.  Certainly you knew that too.  Since it’s Friday and since since it’s the eve of a four-day weekend, let’s go ahead and celebrate with one more cookie.  And since it’s not really Christmas without a soft and chewy ginger cookie, I couldn’t help but share this one.

Soft & Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

This cookie is one that I made with friends during our baking party a couple weeks ago.  Not only is it so simple to make, we barely had any left at the end of the party.  My little hand kept sneaking back to the cookie sheet for one more.

These ginger molasses cookies are so soft and chewy; the inside nearly melts in your mouth.  And the dough is rolled in turbinado sugar which gives them a perfectly amazing crunch.  These are the perfect Christmas cookie.  So grab some eggnog and whip up a batch of these to leave for Santa on Monday night.

Merry Christmas to all! xoxo

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Soft & Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies Recipe

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 8 minutes

Cook Time: 9 minutes per batch

A holiday spice-inspired recipe for soft & chewy ginger molasses cookies.

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup coarse sugar, for rolling

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two large cookie sheets with a Silpat liner or with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt with a whisk until combined. Set aside.

Cream the butter and sugars together in the bowl of a stand mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg, vanilla extract and molasses and mix for several minutes more until the mixture is fluffy, light brown and all streaks of fat have disappeared. Add the dry ingredients and mix just until incorporated.

Scoop the dough (I use a small cookie scoop) into about 1-inch balls and roll in the coarse sugar. Roll a heaping tablespoon of dough into a ball and coat in granulated sugar. Place on the prepared baking sheets.

Bake for about 9 minutes or just until the outer edges are set; the middle will be a little underdone. DO not over-bake the cookies. Cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet and then cool completely on a wire rack.

Adapted from Lauren's Latest

Soft & Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies | www.bakeyourday.net

 

47 Responses to “Soft & Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies”

  1. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — December 21, 2012 @ 6:07 am

    Soft and chewy gingers are one of my all time favorite Christmas cookies. It’s not Christmas without one :)

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 21, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    Definitely a favorite in my house. Loooove this cookie!

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    JulieD — December 21, 2012 @ 7:28 am

    And woah, I need these cookies in my life!! :)

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — December 21, 2012 @ 7:36 am

    Yay for one more cookie! And I totally agree: Cookie season is not complete without a soft ginger molasses number. Thanks for one more, and have a very happy holiday with your family and friends! I’ll be driving through KC on sat. Fingers crossed that the roads look a little friendlier than they do up here!

    • Cassie replied: — December 21st, 2012 @ 8:02 am

      Merry Christmas to you, Erin! My drive to work was much better today than yesterday so hopefully they’ll be all clear by Saturday. The sun is shining today so it should be all melted. Safe travels!

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    Vicki Bensinger — December 21, 2012 @ 7:41 am

    Ooh I’ll have to try these. I love the taste if gingersnaps but hate that they’re so crunchy so these will be perfect. They sound scrumptious!

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — December 21, 2012 @ 7:49 am

    Definitely a perfect Christmasy cookie!! :)

  7. #
    Marly — December 21, 2012 @ 8:01 am

    I love ginger and molasses so I KNOW I would love these cookies. Bring on the holiday baking this weekend!

  8. #
    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — December 21, 2012 @ 8:08 am

    Soft chewy ginger cookies are the best! Merry Christmas, Cassie!

  9. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — December 21, 2012 @ 8:20 am

    *drool* These are my favorite kind of cookies!! Merry Christmas, Cassie!!

  10. #
    Bev @ Bev Cooks — December 21, 2012 @ 8:20 am

    Merry Christmas, Cassie!

  11. #
    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — December 21, 2012 @ 8:25 am

    I love molasses! These would be perfect with my coffee right now! Merry Christmas!

  12. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — December 21, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    Mmmm, these are the perfect Christmas cookie! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Cassie! :)

  13. #
    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — December 21, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    These look and sound incredible..I havent had any type of ginger cookie yet this season…I must change that with these!

  14. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — December 21, 2012 @ 10:37 am

    One of my favorite Christmas cookies! They look perfect! Have a wonderful Christmas!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — December 21, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    I can almost FEEL that turbindo sugar crunching in my mouth as the chewy and soft cookies melt in it – awesome job!

  16. #
    Angie — December 21, 2012 @ 10:44 am

    I need some of these right now!

  17. #
    katie @ fromicecreamtomarathon — December 21, 2012 @ 10:46 am

    So glad you posted these. I’m going to make them right now!!

  18. #
    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — December 21, 2012 @ 11:00 am

    Christmas is definitely a time of cookies…and chewy gingers are a staple for us too :)

  19. #
    Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook — December 21, 2012 @ 11:21 am

    These are too pretty wrapped up in that bright red bow! Plus I love that they’re nice and chewy; crunchy cookies just don’t do it for me.

  20. #
    Shaina — December 21, 2012 @ 11:44 am

    I am a sucker for a chewy ginger molasses cookie. These would be consumed in a matter of minutes in my care.

  21. #
    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — December 21, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

    It’s a good think I wasn’t at that party. I would have probably double my body weight before I left. These looks amazing!

  22. #
    Denise — December 21, 2012 @ 12:36 pm

    Ahh, just what I was looking for! I am busy baking,too . Merry Christmas!

  23. #
    Victoria — December 21, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

    These were also some of my favorites!

  24. #
    Sandy @ RE — December 21, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

    So … I love cookies, too. :) Love the presentation and I just pinned and tweeted! Lovely!

  25. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — December 21, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

    These are my FAVORITE kind of cookies ever.

  26. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — December 21, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

    You make the best cookies! I can’t wait to try these!

  27. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — December 21, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

    I’m all for celebrating (anything!) with cookies :)

  28. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — December 21, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

    Ginger and molasses. Swoon. Just swoon.

  29. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — December 21, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

    I love soft and chewy cookies, these look fab!

  30. #
    Ashley - Baker by Nature — December 21, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

    These cookies wouldn’t stand a chance around me! Happy Holidays, Cassie.

  31. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — December 21, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

    These cookies are fabulous! Love the soft ginger flavor!

  32. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — December 21, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

    Merry Christmas Cassie!

  33. #
    luv what you do — December 21, 2012 @ 7:25 pm

    Oh Yum!
    I would love a handful of these cookies and a glass of hot chocolate with mallows of course : )

  34. #
    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — December 21, 2012 @ 8:43 pm

    I love me some ginger molasses cookies!

  35. #
    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — December 21, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

    I love how puffy and thick your cookies stay Cassie! My ginger molasses cookies are soft, but always get pretty flat. I can’t wait to try your recipe!

  36. #
    Joanne — December 22, 2012 @ 7:29 am

    I haven’t baked ANY ginger cookies yet this holiday season and I feel like I”m in withdrawal. These definitely need to happen before Tuesday!

  37. #
    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen — December 22, 2012 @ 8:17 pm

    Love that they are soft, they look amazing! Merry Xmas Cassie!

  38. #
    Baking Serendipity — December 22, 2012 @ 8:24 pm

    Wishing I could have been at that baking party again! I don’t think there’s ever enough cookies this time of year :) And I love the ginger/molasses combination in this batch. Wishing you and your family a blessed holiday, Cassie!

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    Laura @FoodSnobSTL — December 23, 2012 @ 7:05 am

    These are some of the most under-rated holiday cookies. I could live without sugar cookies, shortbread, chocolate chip . . . but these are a must for a holiday party. I just love the flavor combo and how soft they are!

  40. #
    Kathryn — December 24, 2012 @ 7:03 am

    These look like the perfect chewy cookie & I love that they are rolled in crunchy sugar too so that you get the best of both worlds! Happy holidays Cassie!

  41. #
    Nicola Haggins — December 24, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    Looks Delish! xoxo

  42. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — December 24, 2012 @ 11:10 am

    Love that these are rolled in turbinado – they provide such an awesome crunchy texture!

  43. #
    Jen @ Savory Simple — December 25, 2012 @ 8:25 am

    What a lovely cookie for the holidays!

  44. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — December 26, 2012 @ 2:35 am

    Ooh, yes, more cookies! :)

    The texture looks perfect. Just perfect. Crunchy ginger cookies… bla.

    And a baking party? Fun! I do the same but there are usually only two of us. Making it just a baking *day.* But it’s still fun! :)

  45. #
    Nicole — December 4, 2013 @ 8:43 pm

    These were AMAZING! The texture was perfect and I ate way too many of them :)

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