Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies
These chewy ginger molasses cookies are seriously soft, delicious and quick to make.
Servings: 24 cookies
- 1 cup butter
- 1 -1/2 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2/3 cup molasses
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 3 cups flour
- 1/4 tsp cloves
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
In a medium bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat butter, sugar, egg and molasses together on low for one minute, until well combined.
Add baking powder, baking soda, flour, cloves, ginger, cinnamon and salt. Mix on low just until blended, do not overmix.
Roll into 1 inch balls. Then roll in sugar until all sides coated.
MAKE IT NOW
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place cookie balls after being rolled in sugar on a baking sheet, spacing 2-3 inches apart. Bake, one sheet at a time in preheated oven for 6 - 8 minutes, until edges of cookies are just starting to turn golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack for at least 5 minutes.
MAKE AHEAD & FREEZE
To bake first & freeze: Bake as directed above. Allow to cool. Then place cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet, without touching and flash freeze 30-40 minutes until frozen. Remove and transfer to gallon sized freezer safe bag. Seal, removing as much air as possible and freeze.
To freeze raw cookie dough: Place cookie balls after being rolled in sugar directly into a labeled gallon sized freezer safe bag. Seal, removing as much air as possible and freeze.
COOK FROM FROZEN
Place frozen cookie dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spacing 2-3 inches apart. Let thaw for about 5 minutes while oven preheats. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake, one sheet at a time in preheated oven for 8 to 9 minutes, until edges of cookies are just starting to turn golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack for at least 5 minutes.
Serving: 1g | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 179mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.2mg