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Soft Ginger Spice Cookies

By: Cristen     www.foodandswine.com
Author: Cristen

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/3 C molasses
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 3 C all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground cloves or nutmeg if desired
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Extra granulated sugar or sparkling sugar for rolling

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Beat butter for 30 seconds until smooth.  Add sugars and molasses, beat 1 minute until light, fluffy and well mixed. Add egg, mix only until combined.  Combine dry ingredients into a large bowl, whisk to combine.  Add to butter/sugar/egg mixture.  Mix until well combined.   Portion dough into 1 ½ TBSP (small ice cream scoop) balls.  Roll in sugar.  Bake at 350 degrees for 11-12 minutes or until tops are set.  Remove from oven, let cool on cooling rack.  Makes 3 dozen small cookies or 18-24 large cookies.