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Recipe: Ginger Chews

Recipe: Ginger Chews

I love ginger cookies. Gingersnaps are the perfect accompaniment to a fresh pot of tea. My favourite ginger cookies, however, are the ones that are crispy on the outside and wonderfully chewy in the middle. My kids love these -- the tin has been emptying as fast as I fill it! This recipe make approximately 3 dozen cookies.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup fancy molasses
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/3 cup coarse sugar
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Cream together the butter and sugar, then add the egg and molasses and mix until smooth. In a separate bowl, blend together flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Add to wet mixture, until texture is crumbly. Slowly add milk until the dough is a slightly sticky consistency.

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Line cookie tray with parchment. Form walnut-sized pieces of dough into balls, roll in coarse sugar, and place on tray. Flatten slightly with two fingers.

Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350F. Allow to cool slightly on tray until the cookies firm up, then transfer to cooling racks.

 e.z flush? Yes, please!

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15 Books For Boys

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