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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Inspired by. . . ginger

For most of the country the weather has been a bit frightful lately. Pictures I've seen of the aftermath have been stunningly beautiful.

There is a lesson there, I think.

Even so, most of us appreciate big, soft, comforting things.

In this case, those attributes apply to a cookie!

This cookie lived up to all three.

 

 

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Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Source: allrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 cup margarine, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1/4 cup molasses

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and molasses. Gradually stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture. Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

 

My complaint with most ginger cookies is that they get hard, fast. These did not. Weeks later [if cookies stay around that long at your house] this cookie was still soft, yummy and comforting.

If you're looking for valentine gift ideas for men, a few of these big, soft cookies wrapped in a homemade box would warm the heart of any man! [cookies are my go-to gift for men!]

 

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Check out my Valentine's Pinterest board for more inspiration.

 

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Have a wonder-filled day!

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6 comments:

  1. June,
    This post was meant for me!! My husband LOVES ginger cookies-but exactly as you said they become hard-so. Thank you for sharing a recipe that does not!!

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  2. Oh thanks for this recipe!!! I LOVE soft ginger cookies....they remind me of visits to my grandmother's home!!!

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  3. This looks so good and your photos are wonderful. Cookies are a great idea for Valentines Day. :)

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  4. What I love about ginger...you don't have to eat a whole platter of them to be satisfied. Gorgeous.
    Laurie

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  5. June,
    Thanks so much for stopping bY!!
    Your cookies look yummy!!

    hugs,
    Debbie

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  6. I'm not a fan of ginger but these cookies do look yummy!

    xoxo,
    Melissa

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