Katie discovered this recipe back in our Bed & Breakfast days. Each afternoon, we set out cookies and other treats for afternoon tea. These cookies were always a favorite among our guests, and we loved the recipe because it fit the following criteria:
- The recipe makes a lot. We made a ton of cookies at the B&B. Now when we make these cookies, we have enough to share with friends and neighbors.
- They're so easy to make. My six year-old, Tomas, helps and especially loves the rolling in sugar part.
- They taste great. When Tomas has all of his neighborhood friends over begging for them, you know you have a winner.
Because of all the spices, fall is my favorite time of the year to eat these cookies. However, they really are a great year-round. Check back here in a day or two, and I will show you something you can do with these ginger cookies to turn them into a summer treat that is beyond amazing—truly mind blowing.
"Tomas, go get your friends. We've got cookies!"
Soft and chewy. I can never have just one. In fact, I'd be
embarrassed to admit how many I've had in a single sitting.
So, how about we don't go there.
Chewy Ginger Cookies
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 ½ cups butter
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup molasses
- 1 ½ tsps. ginger
- 2 tsps. cinnamon
- 1 ½ tsps. cloves
- ½ tsp. nutmeg (freshly grated is best)
- ½ tsp. salt
- 3 ½ tsps. baking soda
- 4 ½ to 5 cups flour