Thursday, March 3, 2011

GCC Recipe Swap

We've been cooking like crazy this week. I think I'm averaging about three dishwasher loads a day between all the cooks in this house. One of our favorite recipes this week was this one for Chewy Ginger Cookies. They are like a moist molasses ginger snap and we just had to share.

Chewy Ginger Cookies

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup raisins (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the molasses. Mix the water and baking soda and stir. Sift together the flour, salt, and dry spices; add gradually to the sugar-margarine mixture. Gradually stir the sifted ingredients, along with the ginger and raisins, into the molasses mixture. Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. (The dough may be too soft to handle at this point- I suggest either adding a bit of flour, or refrigerating for 20 minutes[or even overnight]). Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly. Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes.

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    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

    Hubs LOVES ginger cookies! Thanks!

    21st Century Housewife© said...

    I absolutely love ginger cookies and your chewy recipe sounds fantastic! Thank you for hosting :)

    The Lucky Wife @ The Saturday Evening Pot said...

    Man, I wish we could only spend $60 a week on groceries! With food sensitivities, I think it's impossible for us though.

    Thanks for hosting! Would love for you to come link up at our Monday party and to link your MOST POPULAR recipe so far in our Star Recipes Collection (just started this week). :)