Chewy Ginger Cookies are the ultimate fall and holiday cookie, full of warm spices and molasses, they're crisp on the outside and nice and chewy inside. They're so easy to make and your whole house will smell amazing.
Course: cookies, Dessert
1 1/2sticks3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2cupsflourwill make flat cookies, if you prefer them puffier, use 2 and 1/4 cups
extra sugar for rolling
Set the oven to 350F
Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add the egg and molasses.
Add the dry ingredients and mix until blended.
Form or scoop balls the size of a small walnut. Roll in granulated sugar to coat.
Place on an un-greased or parchment paper lined baking sheet 2" apart.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, an let cool slightly on the pan before transferring to a rack.
There's no need to chill this dough before baking, but you can certainly make it ahead if you like.
To freeze the dough I suggest scooping it out onto a baking sheet and freezing until the dough balls are solid. Then put the dough into a zip lock freezer bag. Thaw the dough balls before rolling and baking.
https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/chewy-ginger-cookies/ November 28, 2011