During this busy time of year I suggest you make a batch of these chewy and fragrantly spiced cookies to have on hand to keep your energy up. Best served with warm cider or hot spiced wine (gløgg).
Ginger Spiced Molasses Cookies
These cookies are a Christmas favorite. Makes about 42 (1 1/2-inch) cookies.
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 large egg
1/3 cup unsulfured molasses
1/3 cup finely chopped candied ginger
Granulated sugar for rolling
Whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ground ginger, allspice, salt, and cloves in a bowl to combine. Cream the sugar and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and molasses and mix well. Add the dry ingredients and mix to combine. Stir in the candied ginger. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Pour some granulated sugar into a small bowl. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, then in the sugar. Arrange on baking sheets lined with parchment paper and gently flatten. Bake in oven until set and crinkled on top, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove and cool.