Ginger Molasses Rounds

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This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon*
1 teaspoon cloves
cup Additional granulated sugar, about ½ for coating


In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
Beat in egg and molasses.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, soda, salt and spices, and blend into creamed mixture.
Shape into small balls and roll in additional sugar to coat.
Place the balls 2 inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment.
Bake in 350 degree oven for no more than 8 - 9 minutes, until just set. (They are going to be soft and their tops just slightly cracked at this point, but don't worry - they harden quickly. Removing them at the right time will ensure the perfect chewiness.)




"Sugar and spice, and all that's nice..."

Sometimes I get a taste of something wonderful and I just can't get it out of my mind. Last week for Lunch Club, my co-worker Diana brought in a tin of the most delicious ginger-molasses cookies. We enjoyed them post-lunch with hot chai tea spiced with cardamom.

And so, all week I've been thinking about them: the subtly spiciness of ginger and cloves; the crispy, toasty edges of the rounds; the chewy, soft centres; the granular bits of sugar dusted on top... Oh oh oh, it's beginning to taste a lot like Christmas...

This recipe, from a very old Canadian Living cookbook, creates the perfect ginger cookie. Sometimes you just can't beat the classics.

*Preferably freshly grated cinnamon, which makes the world of difference.


6.0 servings


Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 3:43pm


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