Tis the season for baking! The dietitian’s at my work always do a cookie exchange. This year I decided to up my game and make a different cookie. I am a creature of habit and usually make these sugar cookies. This year I decided to make ginger molasses cookies with orange zest. These ginger molasses cookies with orange zest are soft, chewy and absolutely delicious.
Anyone who knows me knows I lack patience when it comes to baking. Hence, I must have made these a dozen times to perfect them. Thanks to chocolate and connie for her baking tips, I think I may be getting the hang of this whole baking thing. A couple of things I learned:
Room temperature ingredients (butter, eggs)
Measure your ingredients ( I may invest in a scale)
Chill your dough
These cookies are so delicious. If you are looking for the perfect cookie for a cookie exchange or to “wow” your guests look no further! We hope Santa enjoys these cookies as much as we do! What is your favorite Christmas cookie?
Ginger molasses cookies with orange zest
- 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup molasses
- 1 egg,
- 1 tbsp orange zest
- 2 cups all purpose four
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp ginger, ground
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- Pre heat oven to 375 degreesLine baking sheets with parchmant paperIn a large bowl, cream butter and both sugars until light and fluffly. Approximatley 3 minutes. Beat molasses and egg. Add orange zest and beat another minute.In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, powder, salt and spices. Add to butter mixture and beat until combines. Use a spatula to wipe the sides of the bowl.Chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours.Using a ice cream scoop, scoop dough into 1 inch balls and place flattened side on the cookie sheet. Sprinkle sugar on top. Bake 2 inches apart.Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove form the oven.After 2 minutes tranfer to cookie rack to fully cool.
Wishing you and your family the best of the holiday season!