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Monday, November 19, 2012

Chewy Ginger Cookies


I think this is my all time favorite cookie.
I've been baking them since I was in high school!
Thick, chewy, spicy and wonderful.


I thought they would pair nicely with pecan and pumpkin 
pies on the Thanksgiving Buffet this year!
Nice to already have them in the freezer!

I've posted the recipe before, but here it is again...

Chewy Ginger Cookies

1 1/2 c oil
2 c sugar
1/2 c molasses
2 eggs
1 t salt
1 t cloves
1 t ginger
2 t cinnamon
4 t baking soda
4 1/2  c flour

Have mixer running and add ingredients in the order given.
Shape into balls, roll in sugar and bake 350 for 8-12 minutes,
depending on the size. (I use an ice cream scoop and sprinkle sugar
on the tops instead of rolling in balls~ so much faster!)
They should be dark and crackly.


And yes, before you ask...  The little plate was left for the auction trash.
In fact, there were two identical ones there just waiting for me to scoop up.
Lovely, aren't they?



34 comments:

  1. oh i love a ginger cookie...love the spice....but like mine crispy...smiles.

    not a bad piece of trash you got there either...smiles.

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    1. Ah, ginger snaps? Yum....dunked in coffee? Even better!

      I've brought home some amazing trash, huh. lol...

      And you're first!

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  2. perfect with a cup of tea too!But my kids dunk them in cold milk,

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  3. These were the first cookies I baked as a young girl. They have always been special to me because of that, and because they are just plain delicious! :) I taught Serena how to bake them this year and she is quite proud of herself. We all love them with icy cold milk. Sounds like your freezer is chock full of goodies.

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    1. They are a great first cookie to try..they turn out great every time! Milk sounds perfect, too!
      My freezer is getting there! I think I'm half way done!

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  4. I only have a hand mixer. Will it work if I mix in the flour and dry ingred. by hand? They look and sound so good.

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    1. I'd try your hand mixer anyway. You might have to do the last bit by hand...or make Don do it! ha.

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    2. Thanks, sounds like a plan! Been thinking of investing in a really nice counter mixer, but should have done it when I was younger I guess. Maybe it's never to late!

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  5. I would like to taste them !
    ;-)
    Best regards,

    Pierre

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    1. I would love to serve you one or two, Pierre! Wish you lived closer!

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  6. I love ginger cookies. I always use one of those cookie scoops when I make them and they turn out so perfect everyone thinks they are from the store. Still haven't figured out if that is a good thing or a bad thing. Beautiful trash too.

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    1. haha...Oh, this happened to me years ago...I brought them as part of a cookie exchange where I worked and someone accused me of bringing store bought cookies!

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  7. Hi Betsy .. they look wonderful and I do love ginger biscuits .. thanks for the recipe too ...

    Happy Thanksgiving .. cheers Hilary

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    1. thanks hilary, dear. I love that you all over there call them biscuits, too. :)

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  8. These are my favorite cookie!! I'm going to sneak in your house at night and raid your freezer :) Or I could just make some of my own--that would probably be easier. ha

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    1. Oh, but it wouldn't be near as fun or adventurous! haha...

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  9. Dip these in almond bark for a fun twist.
    http://cornersofmylife.blogspot.com/2011/01/dipped-ginger-cookies.html

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    1. wow...what a neat idea! And I have almond bark, too! Thanks!

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  10. They look good
    As many things in your hood
    But then Pat prob has to avoid
    Or could be a bit paranoid haha

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    1. yep...wouldn't want to make you pout
      as they're filled with gluten in and out

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  11. I love me ginger biscuits. I do. My son bakes them and it's one of those moments when my wife and I look at each other and go: "Hmmm... this is the reason why one has children". :-) I love the little kick in them. Many thanks. This post definitely spiced up my day! :-)

    Greetings from London.

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    1. Hi CinL! I recognize you from around the blogs. So glad you stopped by! Yes, the chewiness and the kick of the spice is the best in there! Hmmmm...maybe I should teach my son how to bake them!? :)

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  12. Yum...these ginger cookies look soooo delicious!

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    1. Wish you lived close...I'd have you over for tea and cookies. :)

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  13. Dear betsy I love all with ginger and these cookies look really amazing and delicious!!!!I loved betsy and of course I love the plate, beautiful!!:)))

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    1. ginger is so good...I love them spicy! And the plate...isn't that amazing..in the trash? Oh dear!

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    2. yes you know plates with roses I have a similar but yours is more beauty LOL
      I have a new post when you have time !

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  14. This cookie is absolutely traditional for my Dad's side of the family. We call them Molasses but they are the same cookie. They are a favorite of mine my entire life! I think I learned to LOVE coffee along with this cookie as dipping them ever SO QUICKLY in coffee (as they will fall apart quickly) is DELICIOUS!

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    1. It's really hard to beat this cookie...and it isn't even chocolate! ha.

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  15. I adore ginger biscuits so I might try this recipe. And yes, very pretty plates.

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    1. very!

      speaking of scrumptuous...I ate the last piece of that blueberry breakfast cake last night! yum.

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