Thursday, January 14, 2010
Bulldogs - Soft Ginger Cookies
The Bulldogs have had another game and they had requested ginger after the last game. I knew there was some molasses in my cupboard so I figured this would be no problem.
I know that O prefers a nice soft cookie, so after a quick search I found a recipe on all recipes. I didn’t change the recipe much, but what I did is posted below.
Soft Ginger cookie (makes about 3 doz cookies)
2 ¼ cups all purpose flour (+ 2 tbsp, may not be needed)
2 ½ tsp ginger
1 tsp baking soda
¾ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground cloves
dash of salt
¾ cup soft margarine
1 cup white sugar
1 tbsp water (warm)
¼ cup molasses (dark cooking molasses)
2 tbsp white sugar
1. Mix the four, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt together and set aside.
2. In a bowl cream the margarine and sugar. Once it is “fluffy” add in the egg, followed by the molasses. Use the warm water to rinse the molasses from the measuring cup into the mix.
3. Slowly mix in the flour mixture. If it is still really sticky (mine was, I think due to a large egg) slowly add in the 2 tbsp of flour.
4. Using teaspoons portion out the dough, roll it into balls and roll in the sugar. Place on a cookie sheet and flatten to ½ to ¼” thickness.
5. Bake at 350F for 8-10 min (mine took about 9 min). Middle should still be soft, but should fall if touched.
6. Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 30 -60 seconds before transferring to a wire rack this will give it a nice light crunch on the outside. Sprinkle a little sugar on top while they are still warm.
O hasn’t been able to stop stealing these, if there is one sitting out when he walks by he has to steal it. I love the little extra sparkle the sprinkle sugar at the end gives them!
I had doubled the recipe, but ended up making smaller cookies than the original and got about 6 doz. cookies. So I now have some unbaked cookies in the freezer. I am looking forward to seeing how they bake up.
Sadly this week O had to sit out the game with Bulldogs due to an injury from a game with his other hockey team (that is right folks, he plays on TWO hockey teams for the winter – 8 months). I checked the score of the game and it looks like while they put in a valiant effort, they lost the game with a score of 5-4.