I am guilty of indulging in a Starbucks Ginger Molasses Cookie with my coffee every now and again and I hate to be beholden to something I can only buy- I like to be able to make it at home. I searched the Internet and after combining different recipes from here and there this is my version (better than Starbucks, I hear you shout......)
GINGER MOLASSES COOKIE300g All purpose Flour
2tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp cloves
175g soft unsalted butter
220g soft brown sugar
1 large egg
Caster sugar for sprinkling
|The cookie with it's sprinkled sugar before it gets baked.|
2. Add all of the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl and mix gently mix till you get a stiff dough.
3. Make smallish (or huge, if your having a huge cookie needing day!), balls with the dough. I placed 6 on a large tray and placed the others of a tray to freeze. Once frizen place in a freezer bag and just take out, thaw and bake as needed. Squash the balls on the tray a little but make sure they are far enogh apart, they will spread when cooked. Sprinkle sugar on top of each cookie.
4. Place in the oven and bake for 10 mins.
5. Cool on the tray and enjoy. They are very good still warm from the oven.