It is that time of year again when the smells of gingerbread wafts through kitchen. Time right now doesn't allow me to roll out dough, cut it out then decorate those yummy men of molasses and ginger. So I did the next best thing, ginger molasses cookies. Just mix the ingredients to make the dough, roll the dough into balls then into white sugar then bake for 10 minutes. You get the taste of gingerbread men but saving TONS of time.
So grab your ingredients and lets make the cookie thereby accomplishing two tasks, making your house smell absolutely delish and giving you and your family a sweet treat!
To make the cookies, you need 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup molasses, 2 cups flour, 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon ginger and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
*The original recipe calls for double of all the ingredients. I halved the recipe and it made plenty of cookies.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In your mixing bowl, cream the butter.
(yup I just gave you two photos of butter!)
Add in the brown and white sugar then mix the ingredients.
Add in the molasses and egg.
Now you add in the dry ingredients, the flour, baking soda, ginger and cinnamon.
Once the cookie dough is completely mixed, roll the dough into balls then roll them around in white sugar then place on the cookie sheet.
Bake the cookies for 10 minutes.
Enjoy the cookies by themselves or with a mug of hot chocolate! You deserve it, you saved some time by making these cookies instead of the traditional gingerbread men but still get the same great taste!