Sunday, December 8, 2013

Ginger Cookies

Here's an easy cookie recipe that will have your
 whole house smelling like a bakery. 
 They are full of spicy cinnamon, ginger, cloves, 
and nutmeg. YUM!
I used a hand  mixer to cream the butter and sugar,
then added the egg and honey. Mix well.
Dump all the dry ingredients into a sifter.
 Add to the the bowl and mix well. 
I chilled the dough to  make it easier to handle.
 Roll into 1" balls and then roll in sugar.
 Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake
 @375 for 9 minutes....that was 
the perfect time for me.
 Cool on the sheet for 5  minutes before removing.
Remove to a wire rack to cool completely before
 storing in an airtight container. Of course you'll
want to eat one or two while they're still warm
with your tea or coffee. 
You  might as well double the recipe because
they are great for sharing and they go fast!

Ginger Cookies
3/4 C Butter (1-1/2 sticks or 6oz)
1 C white sugar
1 egg
1/4 C honey or molasses
Beat all together then add the 
dry sifted ingredients 
2-1/4  C sifted flour
1/2 t ginger
1/2 t ground cloves
1/2 t nutmeg
2 t cinnamon
1/4 t salt
2 t baking soda
Mix well and refrigerate for about
 30  minutes to make rolling easier.
Roll into 1" balls and roll in a plate of sugar
(about 1/4 C ). Place 2" apart on an 
ungreased cookie sheet. Bake @375 for
 9 minutes. Let cool on the sheet for 5 minutes
 before removing to a wire rack to cool.
Store in an airtight container.


1 comment:

  1. Rita - do these come out crispy or chewy? I apologize if that question is answered in your post.. and I should be a good enough "cooker" that I could figure it out from the recipe but I really don't have the energy right now - it is one of those days. Anyway thank you for sharing. Texture aside, they sound delicious!