Sunday, October 13, 2013

Soft Gingerbread Spice Cookies

Hi friends! It's been a while since I've had the opportunity to bake - I just got married last month! Our wedding was wonderful! Today, I decided to finally get back on the baking horse with these amazing cookies. I got the recipe from They are the perfect fall cookie in my opinion! The ginger and clove make these very festive. They are pretty easy to make too. The cookies are so soft on the inside, but have a nice crispy outside. This recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies. Today was also the first time I got to use my awesome Kitchen Aid mixer! See below for recipe and enjoy!

2 1/4 cup flour
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp salt 3/4 cup butter, softened (1.5 sticks)
1 cup baker's sugar
1 egg
1 T water
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup white sugar (for rolling dough before baking)
Powdered sugar, for dusting tops of baked cookies
Parchment paper, for lining baking pan

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Prepare large baking sheet with piece of parchment paper to fit.
  3. In mixing bowl sift dry ingredients: flour, ginger, soda, cinnamon, cloves & salt.
  4. Whisk dry ingreds well.
  5. In bowl of electric mixer, cream butter & sugar.
  6. Beat in egg, then add water and molasses, combine till smooth.
  7. Gradually add dry flour mix into the wet mixture.
  8. Transfer dough into smaller metal bowl and place in freezer for about 25-35 minutes (*Consistency of dough is soft set, so chilling dough allows us to make perfect rounds for baking).
  9. Remove firmed dough from freezer and roll into about 1T size dough balls, in palms of hands.
  10. Roll to coat each dough ball on a shallow dish with remaining sugar.
  11. Place sugar covered dough balls on parchment-lined baking sheet.
  12. Bake 8-10 min, till browned.
  13. *Cookies will have slight crust on outside, but be soft inside!
  14. Immediately cool cookies on wire baking rack.
  15. Once cooled, dust tops of cookies with powdered sugar.
  16. Store left over cookies in air-tight container, but also stores well in fridge and freezer.
Here they are! So soft inside, crispy on the outside

I don't know how I lived before I had this. I used to use a hand mixer for all baking.
Thank you to whoever invented this amazing machine.

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