It’s finally here! My favorite season, Christmas baking time! So today, I put on a Hallmark Christmas movie and got to work! Up first are these soft ginger cookies! These were always a loved cookie at our family get togethers and I spend sometime looking through different recipe and finding one that once adjusted compared to what my mom used to make! This is the closest one that I found from Gimme Some Oven. I did make a few adjustments the main being I substituted cinnamon for clove.
This batch made about 6 dozen cookies with a smaller cookie scoop, so beware if you aren’t wanting that many, you may want to cut this recipe in half!
Start with creaming together your first ingredients the softened butter, both white and brown sugar, molasses, and eggs. I usually dump everything in to my mixer and mix it all up until it’s mixed we’ll together. I do not get fancy with premixing anything ever when baking! Most recipes will tell you to do this, I have never found a recipe where I felt it made a difference in the end product.
After getting your cream mix together I dump in 1/2 of the flour, and all of the baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. I then mix the dough with a towel covering my mixer to prevent flour from spraying all over my kitchen (not that I’ve ever had this happen before)! After the first 1/2 of the flour is mixed we’ll I add in the 2nd 1/2 and mix the same way until the dough is well blended.
Once this dough is well blended I place it in the fridge for a short time. About 30-60 minutes is enough. Perfect time for your oven to heat up to 350!
Once your dough has chilled, use a cookie scoop to get even amounts of dough to roll in granulated white sugar. Evenly roll all cookies in sugar before placing on your cookie sheet.
Once a tray is full, place your cookies in the oven to bake for approx 12-14 minutes, if you have a convection oven it will likely be around 9-11 minutes.
Once cookies are done baking place them on a cooling rack for 20-30 minutes before storing them in an airtight container. I find these cookies store well in the fridge or freezer if you are not going to eat them right away.
1 1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
4 1/2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon ground ginger
3 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt