Saturday, October 2, 2010

20101002 Giant Ginger Cookies

(SOURCE: Simply Recipes - Giant Ginger Cookies Recipe)

The photo didn't do justice to the glistening cookies. Yes, the cookies GLISTEN - thanks to the sugar coated cookie dough!

540g (4 1/2 cups) flour
4 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp salt
340g butter, room temperature
380g (2 cups) granulated sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup stroop/molasses
140g (3/4 cup) granulated sugar

1. Heat oven to 175 degree C. Stir together flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
2. Beat together butter with 2 cups granulated sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat until combined. Beat in eggs and stroop. Beat in the flour mixture, using a wooden spoon.
3. Shape dough into 2-inch balls using 1/4 cup dough - make about 24 balls. Roll balls in the 3/4 cup granulated sugar. Place about 2 1/2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake in the oven for 12 to 17 minutes, or until cookies are light brown and puffed. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.

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