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Ginger & Cinnamon Spiced Cookies

I have a habit of keeping a box of cookies with me in the office and one day, I stumbled upon Ginger Cookies at our local grocery shop. And after that, my husband and I are hooked onto it. So I thought, why not give it a try and attempted making them at home but with a little improvisation by added Cinnamon in it and it tasted heavenly!

Ginger & Cinnamon Spiced Cookies

Ginger & Cinnamon Spiced Cookies

Ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour – 2 1/4 cups
  • Ground Ginger – 2 teaspoons
  • Ground Cinnamon – 2 teaspoons
  • A pinch of Ground Nutmeg powder
  • Ground Cloves – 1/2 teaspoons
  • Baking Soda – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Margarine, softened – 3/4 cup (you can also replace it with unsalted butter)
  • White/Caster Sugar – 1 cup
  • 1 Large Egg at roomĀ temperature
  • Water – 1 tablespoon
  • Molasses – 1/4 cup (you can also replace it with soft dark brown sugar)
  • White Sugar – 2 tablespoons

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Sift together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine (or unsalted butter) and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the egg and then stir in the water and molasses (or soft brown sugar). Gradually stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture, it should form a soft dough.
  5. Shape dough into walnut sized balls and roll them in the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar .
  6. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto a lightly greased baking tray and flatten slightly.
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 mins in the preheated oven.
  8. When they are hot, they may appear soft but allow them to cool on the tray for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
  9. You can store them in an airtight container so that they last longer.

Have it with a cuppa tea or coffee on a rainy/snowy day and it will brighten you up šŸ™‚