Soft honey & ginger cookies

6 Feb

No molasses for ginger snaps? No problem.

2 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp ground ginger (I know it sounds like a lot, but just trust me)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar + 2 Tbsps sugar (set aside)
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup honey

Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and honey. Gradually stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture. Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven at 350°.

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2 Responses to “Soft honey & ginger cookies”

  1. Erin February 13, 2010 at 2:23 pm #

    Hey Kari! I can't get molasses in Ukraine, so I jumped on this recipe. I LOVED it and so did my Ukrainian friends! Thanks!

  2. Cat June 26, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    Fantastic! Though I added more ginger and it still wasn’t gingery enough for me. Very impressed though – and I used brown sugar in the recipe which turned out well.

    Thanks again!

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