13 October 2022

Chewy Ginger Treacle Cookies

Chewy Ginger Treacle Cookies - Molasses Ginger Cookies / www.delightfulrepast.com

Chewy Ginger Treacle Cookies are just the thing to bake on a brisk autumn day. The spicy aromas wafting around create instant hygge. If you're in the US, you might know these as Ginger Molasses Cookies.

Whatever you call them, they will no doubt evoke cozy feelings and nostalgia, even if you've never had them before. They're an annual tradition in some homes, but they're delightful all year round.

Wonderful with a glass of cold milk or a cup of coffee, they go especially well, I think, with a nice cup of tea. I hope you'll try them soon and let me know what you think in the comments below. Happy Autumn! 

Chewy Ginger Treacle Cookies - Molasses Ginger Cookies / www.delightfulrepast.com

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Chewy Ginger Treacle Cookies

(Makes 4 dozen 3-inch cookies)

4 dip-and-sweep cups (20 ounces/567 grams) unbleached all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons ginger
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 1/2 cups (12 ounces/340 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups (14 ounces/397 grams) sugar
1/2 cup (4 fluid ounces/118 ml/5.73 ounces/162 grams) black treacle or unsulphured molasses
2 eggs (medium in UK, large in US)

1 In medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and spices.

2 In large bowl of electric mixer, beat butter and sugar on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add molasses, then eggs, and beat until light and fluffy. Slowly beat in flour mixture. Cover and refrigerate for an hour.

3 Preheat oven to 375F/190C/Gas5. Place #40 scoops* (1.5-tablespoon 1.25-inch balls) 3 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes. For crisp cookies, bake a bit longer, watching carefully so that they don't burn.

Note: Of course, if you want to get really persnickety about the cookies being exactly the same size, you can weigh the dough in grams and divide by 48 and come up with something like 35 grams each.

4 Cool on baking sheet for 1 minute, then remove to wire racks to cool completely. Store in airtight container.

* If you don't have a Number 40 Squeeze Disher Scoop, you need to get one now! I don't know how people make cookies without it! And here is my favorite kitchen timer; since I got this ThermoWorks TimeStack, I haven't looked back!

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