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Ginger cookies have been popular with children for generations. Add these chewy ginger cookies to your holiday cookie plate.
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Chewy Ginger Cookies - How To Make Ginger Cookies
Yields: makes many cookies
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 12 min
1/2 cups all-purpose
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup granulated
1/2 cup molasses
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Brown sugar or additional granulated sugar
Optional - for extra zing add very finely diced crystallized ginger bits to the batter!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.
In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Add the eggs, molasses, and vanilla extract; blend well.
Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and mix together well. NOTE: To avoid the batter
from sticking to the paddles or your hands, dust with flour.
Using your hands, roll the batter into 1-inch balls. Roll each ball in the brown sugar or white
granulated sugar. Place the cookie balls 2-inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until done. Remove from the oven and place on
a wire cooling rack to cool.
Delicious when served warm.
Ellen used Peggy Weaver's famous
Fondant Icing Recipe - Marshmallow Fondant (recipe and tutorial on making and using marshmallow fondant icing) to decorate these
festive Christmas cookies.
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