Baking these chewy ginger molasses cookies will make your home smell like Christmas. They’re delicious too! So bake a batch and get into the holiday spirit.
Happy 1st of December everyone! (I cannot believe it either.)
Last Monday we had chocolate crinkles. To continue our Christmas cookie week, today we have chewy ginger molasses cookies, another holiday favourite.
There’s just something about these cookies that screams Christmas. The first time I baked these was in the summer and I immediately got why this is a go-to Christmas cookie. It’s sweet, indulgent and the spices used are like a tight hug in cookie form.
Let’s get baking!
There are two things I learned baking these cookies. One is you have to chill the dough for at least an hour (one time, I left my dough overnight and it was still okay). Otherwise they will be very hard to work with and will spread out considerably.
To flatten or not to flatten?
Two, I won’t bother flattening the cookies before baking. No matter what you do they will spread so why help the process? The cookies you see in these photos were flattened ever so slightly and while they’re soft and chewy regardless, I prefer a meatier cookie.
It’s just me though. Experiment with your cookies and see what you like.
Stays fresh for days
A lovely thing about these cookies is they stay fresh for days. I put mine in a regular cookie jar and 1 week in (I know, what’s wrong with us?) they were still good as new. That makes them awesome Christmas presents!
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Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies
So if you’re looking to give cookies away this holiday season, take these chewy ginger molasses cookies for a spin. There’s a reason they are a holiday favourite!
(Recipe adapted from All Recipes).
Did you make chewy ginger molasses cookies? Tell me about it in the comments section below. I’d love to hear how it went. Are you giving out cookies as gifts this holiday season?
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