Glazed Crisp Ginger Molasses Cookies
If you need some inspiration for your ‘to-bake’ list, you’re in luck today my friend. I’ve teamed up with my home girls from No Place Like Home for our virtual holiday cookie swap. I’m sharing this recipe for Glazed Crisp Ginger Molasses Cookies and make sure you check in on their sites listed below for further cookie temptations.
Are you making your list and checking it twice? I’m not talking about your list for Santa, but the list of all the cookies and sweets you’ll be baking this year for Christmas.
I don’t know about your home, but in my home the discussion about which cookies make THE list can be quite contentious.
These glazed Ginger Molasses Cookies are the perfect combinations of crisp and spicy and are typically my mom’s contribution to the cookies we consume on Christmas Eve, after church and dinner,while we continue the tradition of watching “A Christmas Story”. You know, the movie in which Ralphie wants a Red Rider BB Gun for Christmas and his dad wins a leg lamp.
If you haven’t watched it, you should…it’s a delightful movie that my family enjoys year after year.
Fresh ginger, crystallized ginger and ginger powder really up the zing in these cookies. And while I can go months without a glass of milk, in my book milk goes hand in hand with cookies (sorry to my lactose intolerant friends😪)
My mom found this recipe on Martha Stewart’s website and has been making it ever since. And since I’m not one to recreate the wheel, I’m including Martha’s recipe. My only ‘change’ to the recipe is the very simple glaze that I drizzle over the cookies when they are cool.
- 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 large egg, plus 1 large egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
- 1/3 cup unsulfured molasses
- 1 cup coarse sanding sugar
- 3/4 cup Powdered Sugar
- 1TB + milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk flour, ground ginger, baking soda, and salt.
- Beat butter and granulated sugar with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Beat in egg and egg yolk, then the grated and crystallized gingers. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with the molasses. Beat until well combined.
- Shape teaspoons of dough into balls, and roll in sanding sugar. Space 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.
- Bake until cookies are flattened and edges are dark golden brown, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool on sheets 5 minutes, then transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.
- When cookies are completely cool, drizzle with glaze.
- Cookies can be stored in airtight containers for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 1 month.
- Mix ingredients. If it's too thick add milk in 1/8 teaspoon milk until the consistency of thick cream.
My mom also notes that these ‘freeze well’, but…we’ve never gotten around to freezing them. I mean…who does that anyway?
Have you started thinking about your Holiday and Christmas baking list? What will be on your list? I’m always in the market for some new recipes!
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