Chewy Ginger Cookies
Makes roughly 40 cookies
3/4 cup butter, room temperature/softened
1 cup of white sugar, plus 1/2 cup extra
1/4 cup of molasses
2 cups of flour
2 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp of ground ginger
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1/4 tsp of salt
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 375F.
Step 2: In a mixer or in a large bowl using a hand mixer, cream together the butter, sugar and molasses until smooth.
Step 3: Add the egg and beat until smooth.
Step 4: In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt.
Step 5: Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until mixed.
Step 6: Place 1/2 cup of white sugar into a bowl. Take a piece of dough and roll it with your hands to form a ball, roughly the size of a walnut. Roll the ball into the sugar and place on a baking sheet. Do this with the remaining dough, leaving 2 inches between each ball.
Step 7: Bake for 8 minutes, or until golden in colour and cracks have formed over the cookie.
Step 8: Remove cookie with a flipper and place on a cooking rack.