Ginger Cookies

Ginger Cookies :: Blooming on Bainbridge Tis the season to bake for others!
That's what I say.
These ginger cookies are headed to Alabama!
That's because ginger cookies are my daddy's favorite.
I also made up a batch of Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies for my mom.
 Ginger Cookies :: Blooming on Bainbridge Nothing rings in the holiday season like baking for others and the spicy scent of ginger.
These cookies are coated with sugar which makes them crispy on the outside.
Crystallized ginger and thick molasses give the cookie a chewy middle.
Perfect with a glass of milk.
Trust me.
I know.
Here's what goes in these holiday cookies.
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Ginger Cookies
Makes about 2 dozen.
2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup granulated sugar (plus extra sugar for rolling cookie dough)
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 extra-large egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
3/4 cup crystallized ginger
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line baking pan with parchment paper.  photo 0a6_zpsb76355b0.jpg In a medium bowl, add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and sea salt. Set aside.  photo 0a0_zps33025384.jpg Using an electric mixer beat the butter just until whipped.
Add the egg and sugar and vanilla.  photo 0a8_zps8e5d3240.jpg Continue whipping until well combined wiping down the sides with spatula.
Now comes the molasses!  photo 0a01_zps52265371.jpg  photo 0a9_zps6f21ff96.jpg Beat on low speed just until blended.  photo 0a10_zpsa5b84af2.jpg Now comes the crystallized ginger.
Which I'm totally in love with by the way.  photo 0a11_zps8506164f.jpg Slice the ginger in little tiny strips.  photo 0a12_zps4129876e.jpg  photo 0a14_zps164eea0c.jpg Add the ginger and beat on low speed until blended.  photo 0a15_zps607f5112.jpg Gradually add dry ingredients.  photo 0a16_zpsbe9fca09.jpg You may need to stir in the last part of the dry ingredients.  photo 0a18_zps46fcc280.jpg This dough.
This beautiful dough.  photo 0a19_zps84ce16a4.jpg
This beautiful, luscious, scrumptious ginger dough is a delicacy.
I always forget how much I love cookie dough spiced with ginger.
Scoop the dough into balls and roll each cookie ball in granulated sugar.
 photo 0a20_zpsb3760c7b.jpg Don't be shy.
Coat the cookie balls with plenty of sugar.
Place each ball 2" apart on baking pan.
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Just do it.
You can thank me later.
Bake at 350 for 12 minutes or until edges of cookie are slightly browned.
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Transfer cookies onto cooling racks to continue cooling.
Pour up a cold glass of milk and eat the first batch.
Straight out of the oven.
Treat yourself.
These cookies are perfect to spread holiday cheer!
Package them up for friends and family!
Nothing says Merry Christmas like a sweet & spicy ginger cookie!
 Ginger Cookies :: Blooming on Bainbridge Happy Holidays my friends!
What are you baking this season?
Speaking of baking.
You may also like:
How to Make the Perfect Fudge
Bridget's Gingerbread Cookies & Bridget's Decorating Cookies book!
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  1. I love chewy ginger cookies. I bet your Dad is waiting at the door for the postman!

    1. Me too!
      Especially with a glass of cold milk!
      Yes! Daddy can't wait to get the cookies! ;)
      Hugs to you Paula!

  2. Hey Teresa!
    Those ginger cookies with REAL GINGER must be AMAZING!!!
    Happy baking to you!

    1. Hello there my sweet sweet Maria!
      Heart you!
      Thanks for popping by my friend!
      And YES! The crystallized ginger makes these Ginger Cookies absolutely scrumptious!

  3. These look so amazing! I LOVE ginger cookies! Every year we make ginger snaps, gingerbread men and regular gingerbread. :-)

    1. Would love to see the recipe for your Ginger Snaps! xo

    2. Well, better late than never, I suppose. ;-). After much trial and many batches, this is the recipe I use now.

  4. You are a fantastic cook! Send some here too :)

    1. Thank you Neha!
      Wish you lived next door so I could bring you some cookies! xo

  5. You meant to send those to TEXAS, not Alabama, right? RIGHT?!? These look so incredible, Teresa. And your pictures are just gorgeous!!! Adding this recipe to make for friends and neighbors this year!

    1. I need to make & ship you some of these B!
      Daddy says they are the best cookies he's ever eaten!
      And Daddy's know.

  6. THIS recipe looks perfect. Thanks Teresa! xo