Ginger Molasses Cookies

essentially, these taste like Christmas.

Makes about 35.

340g plain flour

2 tsp of bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp ground ginger

1½ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp ground allspice

½ tsp ground cloves

170g unsalted butter, softened

90g soft dark sugar

110g granulated sugar, plus 50g for rolling cookies

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

110g treacle

  1. Preheat oven to 190oC and line two baking sheets with parchment paper
  2. Combine the dry ingredients (flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves) in a bowl
  3. Beat the butter until light and fluffy, add in the brown sugar and 110g granulated sugar and continue mixing until well combined.
  4. Add in the egg, vanilla and treacle and beat at medium speed for 30 seconds.
  5. Add in the dry ingredients and beat until just combined.
  6. Place remaining 50g of granulated sugar in bowl.
  7. Scoop out dough in about 1 tbsp scoops, and roll into a ball, then roll the ball in the granulated sugar and place on the prepared cookie sheets about 1 or 1 1/2 inches apart.
  8. Bake in the oven for 11-12 minutes until cracked. Let them cool for 5 minutes on the tray and then remove to wire rack.
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