gosh. ask and ye shall receive is right. looks like my mom’s been poking around the old tea leaves again and noticed that a few of you had asked for her gingerbread cookie recipe. well, here it is, from my momma to you:
In a good-sized bowl, whisk two cups of flour (all-purpose will do), two teaspoons of soda (the baking kind), one teaspoon each ground ginger, cloves, and cinnamon,and a wee quarter-teaspoon coarse salt. Dance them ’round the bowl, then set them aside. In a wide-mouthed bowl, beat a generous cup of sugar and twelve tablespoons butter (unsalted and no more than room temp)—that’s one and a half sticks, if you’re stickishly inclined. Cream them together till they’re fluffy ’n light; scrape the sides to blend them nicely. Atop o’ this, crack a fresh brown egg–any hue will do, but make it room temp and large. Whisk and whisk again, then add a quarter cup molasses (blackstrap and unsulphured), and stir it through and through. Add the flour mixture, a bit at a time, then blend, blend, blend,with wooden spoon or paddle, till you have a caramel-colored dough, thick and grainy. Gather the goodness into a mound and plop the lot into a fresh clean bowl. Tuck some wrap around it and chill it for an hour. Heat an oven to 350 and pre-set its rack: one in the middle works best, but you knew that. Line a cookie tray with parchment, then pour half a cup of sugar into a wee bowl. When the dough seems chilled, scoop it out by hand and roll it in your palms: one-inch balls—or one-and-a-half—make a good melt-in- your-mouth size. Dress each ball in a coat of sugar, then set on the tray, two inches apart. Bake in batches a quarter hour (or up to 20 minutes) till the centers are firm and the color looks oak-y. Cool on a rack for 10 more minutes—unless you can’t wait, and who could blame you?
those look amazing – can't wait to bust them out for the thanksgiving holiday! thanks for sharing! xo kitty
This is going to be my next Sunday afternoon. Bless your mother 🙂
Thanks to your mum for me please!!
so love ginger cookies! can't wait to make them.
I love gingerbread!
Now that is the most adorable recipe I have ever read and they look so massively delicious. My favourite cookie too!! woohoo! xoxo
thanks, erin's mom! i'm so excited to try out this recipe. it sounds so good.
Your mom is so cool!
love the way this was written! these sound and look amazing.
i can't wait to try these; thanks for sharing!
I'm sure any recipe that is this adorably written tastes even better. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you!! 🙂
Gingerbread in any form is my favorite. These look amazing.
thanks erin's mom! these look wonderful, i may indulge in making them even though its not fall here. ginger cookies can be good for spring too, right?
should not have read this post on an empty stomach. My mouth is watering and I want for dinner are cookies. That can be arranged.
These look delicious and I love how she wrote this, it made me grin 🙂
Your mom is just about the cutest thing ever! How adorable of her to share this with us:) Is it wrong of me to email it to my mom as a hint-hint for Christmas time?! (She's way more of a cook than I am!)
just pulled some cookies akin to this out of the oven. heavenly.
there's no recipe like a recipe from mom.
These look amazing! I've been looking for an awesome gingerbread cookie recipe. Will have to try!
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