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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

fun eats & sweet treats; ginger spice cookies

These cookies are the best ginger spice cookies I have ever had in my life, hands down. Enjoy them with a steamy cup of Celestial Seasoning's Vanilla Sleepytime herbal tea. Mmmmm.....

Gingerbread Cookies (slightly adapted from
 Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons ginger
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves*
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2 Tablespoons water
1/4 cup molasses
3 Tablespoons additional sugar for rolling cookies

*(2-3 whole cloves equal 1/2 tsp. You can pulverize them in your coffee grinder)

Sift together flour, spices, salt and baking soda.

Cream butter and sugar, add egg, water & molasses. Stir to incorporate.

Slowly mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients.

The dough is a litte stiff once all the flower has been added in, but just keep mixing (I use my hands) and it turns into a nice, smooth pliable dough. Resist the temptation to add something, stay strong.

Using your hands, roll cookies into bite-sized balls, and then gently coat each cookie with sugar. Then press the cookie down ever-so-gently to slightly flatten, it will flatten even more as it bakes.

Bake for 8 minutes, then move cookies to a cooling rack.

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