Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Chewy ginger spice cookies

These are the best cookies I make. We love these. I don't make them that often, because if I do we eat them. The crystallized ginger in these gives it a nice spicy bite, they are very soft and chewy.
I have played around with this recipe for a bit but I think it's finally at the point where I don't need to fiddle much with it.

Here's what you need:

1/4-1/2 cups chopped crystallized ginger

Sift your dry ingredients together.
Set aside.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Beat your wet ingredients well.
3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
1 cup evaporated cane juice
1/4 cup dark molasses
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract

Add your dry ingredients to your wet ingredients.

Stir in your ginger pieces. Chill dough for about an hour in the fridge.
Drop dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. This dough does spread so leave plenty of room.
Bake for 8-10 minutes- I baked for exactly 8 minutes. Do not over bake these.

Let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before moving them on a rack to cool. They will be soft.
These are good out of the freezer too.
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