Ginger-Molasses Cookies

 Recipe
Serve a plate of melt-in-your-mouth cookies to friends and family tonight. The ginger in these cookies make them extra memorable.

Yield:

Makes 30 (2-inch) cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 61
Fat 2 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 1 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrate 10 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 6 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 44 mg
Calcium 6 mg

Ingredients

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/16 teaspoon ground cloves
2 ounces (1/3 cup) chopped (1/8-inch pieces) crystallized ginger
2 teaspoons molasses
Granulated sugar

Preparation

Prepare Basic Cookie Dough, stirring ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, and crystallized ginger in with the dry ingredients in step 2, and adding molasses at the same time as the egg white and vanilla extract in step 3. Roll dough by tablespoons into balls, then roll them in granulated sugar. Place on baking sheets, flatten slightly, and follow baking instructions for basic cookie. Store the cookies for 2 weeks in an airtight container at room temperature, or several months in the freezer.

Note:

Rose Levy Berenbaum,

December 2007
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