Thin Crinkled Ginger Molasses Cookies

11 Apr 2013

Thin Crinkled Ginger Molasses Cookies



Have I ever told you about my obsession with ginger?

Granted, I hate grating ginger. I have been making a lot of dishes with grated ginger recently,  (sadly I haven't documented any of these with pictures. But I will make them again soon enough) and I can't get past all the stringy wet bits. I'm obviously a novice at this cooking business, but cooking with ginger has become my new favorite thing.




And baking with (ground) ginger? Well that's a whole other story.

Whether it's in muffins, bread, or drinks, I am always looking for places to dump some ground ginger into. My next experiment will be to try fresh ginger in my baking.






What you'll need:

-1 cup all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon ground ginger
-1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
-1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
-4 tablespoons butter, softened
-1/2 cup sugar (+ more for rolling)
-1 egg white
-4 tablespoons molasses


Directions:

    1.   Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
    2.   In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, allspice and cloves.
    3.   In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg white and molasses and beat until smooth.
    4.   Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until fully incorporated.
    5.   Scoop about 2 1/2 teaspoons of the cookie dough and roll into a ball. Roll the dough in some sugar and place it on the prepared baking pan.
    6.   Bake for 13-15 minutes. Let cool on wire racks.




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18 comments:

  1. I actually have obsession with gingerbread and these cookies sound like gingerbread to me :D

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  2. These cookies sure look addictive :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  3. Ginger's yummy , right ? You should try adding fresh instead of ground next time :D I always add ginger in most dishes that I cooked but only this year that I baked a cake with ginger and it was so delicious ! Now , I'm a convert lol Vampires don't like ginger as well ? I'm going to look for molasses .....

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  4. Ahh I LOVE ginger molasses cookies! Yum!

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  5. I use a microplane grater for my ginger and it works pretty well. These cookies look awesome, this is one of my favorite kinds of cookie.

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  6. These looks delicious. We make some similar ones as well.. =)

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  7. I do like ginger in cookies when I get a chance to make them. Great post!

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  8. I'm such a cheater. I buy the crushed ginger and keep it in my fridge. Makes things easier than grating!

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  9. ginger is my fav ! now i have to learn baking tips from you.

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  10. i kind of relate ginger bakes to christmas..hehe..am using a lot of fresh ginger in chinese cooking here :)Happy weekend to you!

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  11. Hi Cathleen,
    I'm a ginger junkie too, love to use it in sweets and in salty dishes!
    The cookies look delicious and as they are prepared with ginger, I'll bake some soon :)

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  12. I have yet to figure out how to grate ginger either! But it looks like these cookies turned out perfectly, that notwithstanding!

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  13. I adore ginger and how fabulous do these cookies look!! Happy Friday!

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  14. This is one cookie that i will love, there was once i was craving for it so badly and we were hunting for it high and low :), now i can try to make some on my own, thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  15. I knew nothing about ground ginger until I came across it in a Dorie Greenspan recipe. I love tossing it in sweet and savory dishes now! Your cookies look perfectly crinkled.

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  16. These cookies look so amazing - that crackly top is a beautiful thing! I didn't appreciate cooking & baking with ginger that much until pretty recently and it gives things such a great little kick of spice, not to mention it's good for us!

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  17. Oh! I definitely think I`ll love these cookies. I have some ground ginger and don`t use it often. I think these cookies will be an excellent excuse for me to bake. Haha~

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  18. I love ginger cookies! I still use my grandmother's recipe, and I think they're awesome.

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