My Favourite Christmas Cookies
In honour of National Cookie Day, I thought I would share my recipe for my very favourite Christmas cookies! I don't even know what to call these delicious little treats. They look and smell like ginger snaps, but they are soft and chewy on the inside. Yum!
Anyone who knows me well, knows that I love to bake! I have been making these cookies every Christmas for years now. They are always a hit. I make a BIG batch because otherwise they would disappear (a.k.a. my husband would eat them all) before I could pack any up for friends and family.
I gift a box of these cookies to my kids daycare providers, bring some to Christmas parties, and of course share with family and friends. Anyone who comes over during the holidays is usually lucky enough to get some to take home.
This recipe makes about 30 cookies, but I usually triple it so that I can make a bunch and freeze them. They freeze really well! Thirty cookies wouldn't last a day in my house. So if you want just a single batch to enjoy now, but if you want to make more to share, triple the recipe!
The cookie dough is super easy. There's no need to complicate it, just throw everything together in your mixer. Once the dough is ready, you roll it into small tablespoon size balls, and then roll the balls in sugar to coat them. Then space them about 2 inches apart on the tray because they will spread quite a bit and bake for just 8-10 minutes, remember you want them to stay soft on the inside so don't over-bake!
Soft and Chewy Ginger Cookies
2/3 cup butter
1 cup sugar, plus extra for coating
1/3 cup molasses
2 tsp baking soda
2 cups of flour
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar using a stand mixer or hand-held mixer on high-speed.
Add molasses and egg and mix until combined.
Turn your mixer to low (important!) and add the remaining ingredients, mixing until combined.
Roll the dough into tablespoon size balls and then roll each ball in sugar to coat (I pour some sugar onto a plate and then roll them through.
Place cookies 2 inches apart on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.
Let cool on a wire rack and then enjoy!
Note: these cookies freeze and travel very well!
Let me know in the comments if you if you have any questions. I hope your family likes them as much as mine does!
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