Spicy Christmas Ginger Cookies

Recipe by Papagayita
READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 12-24




  • Cream butter, sugar, spices, salt and backing soda until well blended.
  • Beat in the egg and ginger, then the flour, alternating with the molasses.
  • Refrigerate the dough for several hours, or overnight; it needs to be stiff enough to handle easily.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Roll half the dough about 1/4" thick on a floured surface (I mix flour with sugar in the raw). Cut into whatever shapes you like.
  • Transfer to an ungreased or parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. (I sprinkled some iwth sugar in the raw).
  • Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes until they're puffy, and the edges are firm.
  • 8. Remove from oven and cool on the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely.