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My old standby REC: Ginger Cookies

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Posted to Thread #4954 at 8:08 pm on Dec 16, 2006

Here's one of my tried and trues. They originally started off as tiny drop cookies, but this time, I rolled the dough into logs, stuck them in the freezer, so I can just slice and bake whenever I need them.

I think the spiciness of these cookies, and the fact that they're not too sweet make a nice contrast when you have an assortment of cookies.

Ginger Cookies
Makes about 6 dozen small cookies

3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup light molasses
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
Extra sugar, for rolling cookies in

Cream butter and sugar. Mix in egg and molasses. Sift remaining ingredients together, and add to butter mixture. Mix until just incorporated.

Drop onto four sheets of waxed paper, and roll into skinny logs. Refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours (or freeze for longer storage).

Preheat oven to 350 (335 convect). Cut dough into 1/4 slices. Roll slices in extra sugar, and bake on lightly greased cookie sheet 8 to 10 minutes (or about 6 minutes for chewy cookies.)

Let cookies rest on sheets for about 2 minutes, then remove to cooling racks to cool completely.


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