Molasses Ginger Cookies
Total Time: 30
Yield: 6 dozenYou may want to freeze half the dough.
Ingredients:1 cup sugar
1/4 cup dark molasses
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) softened unsalted butter
2 cups flour (all white, or white and wheat for a drier texture)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/3 cup chopped crystallized ginger
1 cup sugar
In a large bowl or the bowl of a standing mixer, combine sugar, molasses, butter, and egg. In a separate bowl, whisk together remaining (dry) ingredients. Mix dry ingredients into moist until just combined.
Form four logs, each approximately 8 inches long and 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap in parchment paper, and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
Heat oven to 350°. Remove wrap and slice logs into 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Toss each slice in a bowl of granulated sugar. Place on parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake 8 to 12 minutes.