Thanksgiving Soft Chewy Ginger Cookies

These cookies are perfect to make with children to celebrate Thanksgiving. We realise that not all our readers are from America however we try and celebrate all major holidays both American, British and Irish.
A recipe I’ve had in my recipe book for many years, truly tried and tested.

The Ingredients:
200g Sugar
290g Plain Flour
160g Butter
1 Egg
1tsp Baking Powder
2tsp Ground Ginger
0.5tsp Ground Cloves
0.25tsp Salt
0.5g Cinnamon
1tbsp Water
2tbsp Sugar
4tbsp Treacle (known as Molasses in the US)

The How-To:
Preheat oven to 170c
Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth.
Beat the egg into the mix.
Add the 4tbsp Treacle and 1tbsp Water.
In a separate bowl sieve the flour, baking powder, ginger, cloves, cinnamon and salt together.
Slowly add the flour mix to the butter mix ensuring the mixture is well combined.
This forms your batter for your cookies, we need to leave the batter to sit in the fridge for 1 hour before we bake it.
We need to roll this dough out into balls about the size of a ping pong ball. The next step is completely optional and is to personal preference, Roll the balls of dough in the 2tbsp of sugar, lightly coating them.
Place these on a baking tray and press down until about half an inch thick.
Place the balls about 2 inches apart and bake for 9 mins, remove and allow to cool.

You’re Done!



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4 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Soft Chewy Ginger Cookies

  • November 18, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    hello, esta receta esta super, sabes que yo la prepare pero le puse azucar light y me gustaron mucho,, pues cuido de mi calores consumidas diarias, ojala y la puedas hacer tu tambien.

    que estes bien mirth leal

  • November 21, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    It's nice to see a soft ginger cookie – looking forward to trying these. Thank you for sharing.

  • November 21, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Thanks! I think its quite hard to find a soft ginger cookie/biscuit recipe as most are hard. So this recipe combines the soft American style cookie with the traditional thanksgiving ginger cookies/biscuits 🙂


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