I know I say that each of my recipes is fabulous, but this one is really the jewel in my collection. Based on (or perhaps ripped off of) the famous ginger cookies at The Planet Bakery here in my hometown of Peterborough, this cookie is moist and delicious and perfectly addictive. They’re a Christmas tradition around our house, where I often make them to take to gatherings, meetings, and parties. Once you start eating them, it’s hard to stop.
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 egg
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons ginger
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- Cream together brown sugar, butter, and molasses. Beat in the egg.
- In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.
- Add flour mixture to brown sugar mixture and mix thoroughly. Roll into balls, dip in white sugar.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Each ginger cookie is about 100 calories.