Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Soft Ginger Cookies (Dessert Recipe)

Today's recipe was a hit with my picky eater husband, so I'm hoping it will be a hit with you too. The recipe for Soft Ginger Cookies that I originally Pinned on my Pinterest boards would have cost over $16, just for the crystalized ginger. That sounded a bit too pricey for me for homemade dessert, so I started hunting for a more affordable recipe. I found one, and I'm sharing it with you today!
Soft Ginger Cookie Recipe (easy and inexpensive) from Serenity Now

Soft Ginger Cookies
adapted from allrecipes.com

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. ground ginger
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon (I always add a dash more)
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup margarine, softened (I usually go with butter, but used margarine since the recipe called for it)
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 T orange juice
1/4 cup molasses
2 T. white sugar

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Stir together the flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.

2. Add margarine and sugar to a mixer (or large bowl) and cream until light and fluffy. Beat the egg in; then add the orange juice and the molasses. (Tip for molasses: spray the inside of the measuring cup with nonstick cooking spray so it's easier to get out)

3. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the mixer and stir. Place the dough in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes to set (otherwise they are impossible to shape!)

4. Place the 2T of sugar in a small bowl. Roll dough into small balls. Roll each ball in the 2 T of sugar and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with a fork.

5. Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes, and then allow them to sit on the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

We devoured these in a couple of days! Let me know if you try this recipe out.
Soft Ginger Cookie Recipe, from Serenity Now
Soft Ginger Cookie Recipe (easy and inexpensive) from Serenity Now

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  1. Love ginger biscuits and we don't get them here in Belgium ... I'm going to have to try and find molasses so I can make these!

  2. Oh my goodness thank you so much for sharing this. I recently teamed up with a Chicago charity, and was looking for Autumn Cookie recipes to share with them. Cannot wait to try.

  3. One of my favorite things. I how I would love one of those with my tea this morning xo

  4. I love, love, love molasses cookies. These look awesome!

    THANK YOU for standing up and saying that $12 for one specialty ingredient is just not realistic. Sometimes I get so frustrated with recipes--I like more of a "real food for real people" approach!

  5. Oh my. I love ginger and must make these! Thank you for sharing the budget friendly recipe.

  6. That recipe looks very similar to our favorite soft ginger cookie recipe. They are just about the best thing ever. (I say that about practically every cookie. Apparently I have problems with superlatives.) Anyway, they look delicious and I wish I could have one or eight for dinner. ;)

  7. Those look delish and I can't wait to try the recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  8. My goodness these look good! And pretty too, I'm a sucker for a perfectly shaped cookie & these look amazing :-)

  9. This makes me so hungry! Do they taste anything like snickerdoodle?

  10. Yum! My grandmother used to make something similar at Christmas and we'd devour the entire container in no time. This is a perfect fall cookie.


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