Remembering Cookies

Remembering Cookies
Staff Writer
Frank Anzalone

This simple ginger cookie satisfies solo, topped with a slice of Brie or sandwiched with vanilla ice cream. It’s soft enough to blend nicely in the mouth, but crisp enough on the edges and bottom to really taste the baked ginger and cinnamon-sugar glaze. Its flavor evokes memories of past ginger tastes; Remembering is delicious.

24
Servings
151
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 Cup molasses
  • 2 1/4 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 Teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar

Directions

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in the egg and molasses. Beat until well blended.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, ginger, 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and add to butter mixture. Beat until just incorporated. Refrigerate the dough for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Scoop or drop the dough by 1-teaspoon-size balls, roll in your hand until smooth, and place 1 ½ inches apart on a parchment-lined or nonstick baking sheet. Flatten balls slightly with fingers.

To make the glaze, stir together the sugar and the rest of the cinnamon together in a small bowl. Add a small amount of water –– start with 1 teaspoon –– to create a thick glaze. Brush a light coating of glaze onto the top of each cookie. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Watch the edges as they begin to crisp; take out of the oven before you see a darkened sugar burn. The center will be chewy. Let sit for a few minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
29g
22%
Protein
4g
9%
Calcium, Ca
38mg
4%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
119µg
30%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
7mg
2%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
39mg
6%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
68mg
5%
Water
4g
0%

Cookie Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Cookie Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

Cookie Wine Pairing

Milk is more traditional with cookies than wine in the U.S., but a few cookies and a glass of sweet wine make a simple, enjoyable dessert. Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based cookies; sauternes or sweet German wines with sugar cookies; cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts; Italian vin santo with biscotti.