Friday, July 01, 2005

Chewy Ginger Cookies

Chewy Ginger Cookies

3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
Rounded 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 ounces crystallized ginger, chopped coarsely

Preheat oven to 375

In a large mixing bowl, combine softened butter, sugar, molasses and egg.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and spices. Stir into the wet ingredients and mix well. Fold in the chopped ginger. Chill for at least 1 hour.

Scoop out the dough to about 1" balls and gently roll in granulated sugar. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake 8-10 minutes.

Makes about 36 cookies

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