Ginger Chew Cookie

Gravitate away from Gingerbread and sugar cookies by making this delicious ginger cookie. Using fresh spices and simple...
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ginger chew cookie

Photo courtesy of Chef Maeve Rochford .

Gravitate away from Gingerbread and sugar cookies by making this delicious ginger cookie. Using fresh spices and simple ingredients, this recipe from Chef Maeve Rochford landed in second place at the Holiday Baking Championship.

Ingredients

  • 12  Ounces  butter, softened
  • 2  Ounces  cane sugar
  • eggs
  • 2  Tablespoons  ground ginger
  • 1/2  Tablespoon  Saigon cinnamon
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  nutmeg
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1  Tablespoon  baking soda
  • 2  Tablespoons  cold water
  • 1/2  Cup  molasses
  • 4 1/2  Cups  all-purpose flour

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cream together butter and sugar.

Add eggs and then pour in the rest of the ingredients. Mix on low until combined.

Using an ice cream scooper, scoop cookies on to sheet pan 4 inches apart.

Put in freezer for at least 1 hour.

Remove from freezer and roll each cookie in to a perfect sphere.

Toss each in cinnamon sugar and place back on back on cookie sheet.

Bake immediately for 12 minutes at 350 degrees F.

 

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