Ginger Molasses Cookies
If, hypothetically, I were forced to enter an eating competition, and hypothetically, I were given the opportunity to choose what food I would be consuming, I would choose these cookies. I would feel confident in my ability to eat a mass amount of them and if for some reason I didn’t win the hypothetical eating competition, at least I would have enjoyed myself. It takes less than 10 minutes to make the batter for these chewy, spicy cookies and I have never met a person who doesn’t like them.
Makes two dozen cookies.
· 1 ½ cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter
· 2 cups granulated sugar
· ½ cup molasses
· 2 eggs
· 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
· 1 teaspoon ground cloves
· 1 teaspoon ground ginger
· 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
· 1 teaspoon salt
· 1 teaspoon baking soda
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a large, microwave-safe bowl melt the butter, then add the sugar and molasses. Mix together until thoroughly combined. Lightly beat the eggs, then add them to the sugar mixture and stir well.
3. Sift together the flour, spices, baking soda, and salt. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and stir until just combined.
4. Evenly place half tablespoons of the batter on a parchment lined baking sheet. Leave two inches between each cookie so they have room to spread during baking.
5. Bake until the cookies begin to darken and crisp, 9-11 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.