I recently had to make a huge batch of cookies for Drivers Ed, sports, and friends, but I am tired of seeing the same thing at all bake sales: chocolate chip cookies.
Cue the ginger molasses chew cookies. Soft, seemingly fresh out of the oven even five days later, these cookies are just the refresher I needed.
The recipe I used below is adapted, originally from Gimme Some Oven, hope you enjoy.
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup molasses
4 cups all-purpose flour
4 tsp. soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
With an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar until combined. Add in the eggs, molasses, shredded ginger and beat until combined. Then slowly add in the dry ingredient mixture until combined.
Roll the dough into small balls (about 1″ in diameter). Fill a small bowl with sugar, and roll each ball in the sugar until it is completely coated. Place on cookie sheet, and bake for about 8-10 minutes. Once they are done, remove from the oven and let cool for a minute or two. Then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.