Dec 12, 2015

Spicy Ginger Cookies

'Tis the season for baking! Ginger cookies have always been a favorite of mine. This year I decided to spice things up and added a little kick to my usual ginger cookie recipe. These cookies are the perfect combination of naughty and nice.


2 1/2 cups of flour
1 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon of salt
8 tablespoons of butter
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
1 cup of brown sugar
1/3 cup of molasses
2 large egg whites

  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and spices
  • In a larger bowl, cream together the butter and sugars
  • Add the molasses to the creamed butter
  • Add the egg whites to the molasses mixture until well combined
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture
  • Chill the dough for about 1 hour (or longer is fine)
  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Add spoonfuls of chilled dough to a prepared baking sheet (round balls will make thicker cookies or you can flatten the dough like a pancake for a thinner, flatter cookie)
  • Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes
  • Sprinkle the tops with coarse sugar (or regular granulated sugar works too if it is all you have, like me)
What is your favorite holiday cookie?

XO, Bev 

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