Monday, December 20, 2010
Inside the Cookie Box-Spice Cookies
They have a warm, gingery spice flavor and are so soft on the inside. I think that is why people LOVE them, because they look look a ginger snap, have a crunchy exterior from being rolled in sugar and a surprisingly soft interior. I bet you, like me, you'll make these every year.
***From the "Inside the Cookie Box" edition.
Yield: about 6 dozen
1 ½ cups unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
4 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon salt
1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add molasses; mix well.
2. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Chill overnight.
3. Shape into ¾ oz. (1/2 inch) balls; roll in granulated sugar.
4. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 7-8 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool for 2 minutes before moving to a wire rack.