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As I mentioned in my previous post, these ginger cookies are some of my absolute favorites ever. Head straight to your kitchen and make these right away!

Ginger Cookies

Served with a bowl of eggnog or peppermint stick ice cream, these would make a perfect dessert after lunch on Christmas or on Christmas Eve! The recipe first appeared in my cooking column for The Madison Eagle newspaper, and can also be found below:

The Ultimate Ginger Cookie Recipe

Servings 4 dozen

Ingredients
  

  • 1 c. butter 2 sticks, at room temperature
  • 2 c. sugar divided
  • ½ c. molasses
  • 2 T. canola oil
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 2 ¼ t. baking soda
  • 1 ¼ t. salt
  • 1 ¼ t. cinnamon
  • 1 ¼ t. ground cloves
  • 1 t. ground ginger
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 3 ½ c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¾ c. white chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together butter and 1 c. of sugar until smooth.
  • Mix in the molasses, oil, vanilla, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat until smooth. Slowly add the flour until just combined.
  • Stir in the white chocolate chips.
  • Place the remaining 1 cup of sugar in a shallow bowl.
  • Using a tablespoon, form dough into round balls. Roll each ball of dough in the sugar. Place dough balls onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Using a fork, gently press down on the top of the dough balls (creating a criss-cross design).
  • Bake for approximately 8-9 minutes, or until the cookies are just set and starting to brown. They will still be soft. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.
  • Wrapped tightly, these cookies store nicely in the freezer, so feel free to bake in advance and enjoy later!
Course: Cookies
Author: The Seasoned Mom
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Hey, I’m Blair!

Welcome to my farmhouse kitchen in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Inspired by local traditions and seasonal fare, you’ll find plenty of easy, comforting recipes that bring your family together around the table. It’s down-home, country-style cooking!

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