Saturday, December 4, 2010


First up... My first giveaway! I will be celebrating my 100th post by doing a giveaway. Be sure to check my blog Tuesday for your chance to enter! The winner will receive some way cute little lambs made by Liz from LizzyLou's Lambs. These would make a great holiday decoration, or something to leave out all year!

Ginger cookies are not typically a type of cookie I crave or even consider making when I'm in the mood for a good cookie, but my sister has been raving about this recipe for a while so I thought I'd better try them. Yep, they are good..and soft. I think the softness is what I like about these, and makes me view ginger cookies in a new light. I wondered if my kids would like the bold, unique flavor, but they had no hesitation eating several!

recipe from Kim Thompson
(Printable Recipe)

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup molasses
2 tablespoons white sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and molasses. Gradually stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture. Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.


Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

I think I've made this recipe before. It's really great and yours turned out very pretty :).

Kelli said...

Thanks for the compliment. Love your blog!

cbo said...

Are these the same ones that you brought to us? If so, they are delicious and Tandy has been asking about them.

By the way, thanks for the cookies, they were delicious and didn't last very long!

Kelli said...

They sure are. Glad you liked them!