Some promises are not easy for me to break. Did I promise this? I would have to go back and check my writing. But I do know that I said I was going to do it. When I say that I am going to do something, it is my language of love to do it. Expectations can be so titillating or so, so disappointing. Now, I don’t think if I didn’t get this blog out that you guys would cry (or notice). But, I never know. And I do not want to dishearten one soul. 😉
So, here goes!
Soft Ginger Cookies
2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
pinch of kosher salt
3/4 cup butter (room temperature)
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup molasses
Raw Sugar for rolling over top (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Begin mixing your butter and sugar. While is mixing add flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt in another bowl. (I didn’t have time to sift the flour today and the cookies came out just as divine.) Set this aside after giving it a stir with a fork. Go back to butter and sugar mixture and it should be pale and fluffy. Add in egg, water, molasses. When this is mixed, turn mixer down and add in flour mixture. Shape dough in a ball and pat raw sugar on top or scoop out small half-dollar balls for baking. Bake for 10 minutes, then cool for 5 min. Freeze or refrigerate the dough for drop in guests!
My eyes feel heavy. Whew, I am tired. Looks like we are having Soft Ginger Cookies for dinner tonight. Here’s to that!