“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.”-Ernestine Ulmer
I love reading different blogs throughout my day, but my absolute favorite are ones about cooking and baking. I wont go into a long story about why I love cooking and baking before I give you one of my favorite recipes, because I know how annoying that can be. Instead, I will just list the recipe below and let the results do the talking, sound fair?
Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce to you…..
Gingerdoodle Cookies. A wonderful combination of a snickerdoodle and a gingersnap cookie.
- 2 cups + 2 tbsp flour
- 1 tbsp corn starch
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp salt (I use sea salt)
- 2 tsp cinnamon (divided)
- 3/4 cup softened butter (unsalted)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar (divided into 2)
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
I know, its a lot of ingredients, but its oh so worth it, I promise!!!
- Preheat your oven to 350* F. Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper or use a silicone mat. Whichever you prefer.
- Combine your dry ingredients: flour, corn starch, baking soda, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, salt, 1 tsp of cinnamon all together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
- In a different bowl, (I use a small sauce dipping bowl) combine your remaining cinnamon and 1/4 sugar. You will be rolling the cookie dough in this before you put them in the oven.
- In another bowl (I know, you will have a lot of dishes to wash after this!) cream together your butter and brown sugar. Once it is nice and creamy, add your remaining granulated sugar. Mix until nice and fluff. Add your molasses, egg, and vanilla. Mix well.
- Once the wet ingredients are all combined, mix in the dry ingredients. You will instantly smell the heavenly scent of these cookies.
- Roll the dough into balls, about 1 inch around. My boyfriend prefers the cookies to be bigger, as he says 1″ makes them “bite size for men”. Once your dough balls are rolled, roll them into your cinnamon sugar combo you created.
- Bake for 10 min or until the edges are set. I live 4 miles from the beach, so no altitude, and I bake for 9 minutes, making 1″ balls. Immediately take them off the cookie sheet so they do not continue cooking and place them on a cookie rack. Dust some more of your cinnamon sugar mix on top of the warm cookies.
Serve warm and enjoy!!!!
As you can see from my picture, I don’t use a lot of fancy ingredients. I have before and the results are very similar. I do buy good Baking Vanilla Extract, but most everything else is store brand. I enjoy making super delicious recipes on a friendly budget.
***I have done this recipe but added 1/2 mini caramel kisses into the batter, and OHHHHH my goodness……. its delicious. ***
If you have made this recipe, drop a comment below with your results and thoughts!!!!!