Gingerbread Cookies

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Photo by Jonathan Boncek

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36 cookies

  • ¾ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon candied ginger, minced
  • 2¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Sift together the dry ingredients.
  3. Combine the egg with the molasses and the fresh and candied ginger.
  4. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
  5. Scrape the bowl with a rubber spatula then add the egg mixture. Mix until incorporated and then scrape sides of the bowl again.
  6. Add the dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated.
  7. Scoop the dough onto a parchment lined sheet pan and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • from Chef Christina Oxford, Test Kitchen, Charleston, SC

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