A little spice to spice up your Valentine's day. You have to bake them to know what I am talking about, if you like a little spice with your sweet........this is it......look no further! Hope you all have a great Valentine's day!!
All-purpose flour: 2 1/4 cups
Baking soda : 1 tsp
Ground cinnamon : 2 tsp
Ground cloves: 1and 1/2 tsp
Ground nutmeg: 1/2 tsp
Grated ginger : 1tsp (fresh)
Salt : 1/4 tsp
Brown sugar, lightly packed : 1 cup
Vegetable oil: 1/4 cup
Unsulfured molasses: 1/3 cup
1 extra-large egg, at room temperature
Chopped crystallized ginger (6 ounces): 1 and 1/4 cup
Granulated sugar, for rolling the cookies - optional
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, and salt and then combine the mixture with your hands. In the bowl beat the brown sugar, oil, and molasses on medium speed for 5 minutes. Add the egg, and beat for 2 minute. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the bowl and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add the crystallized ginger and mix until combined. You can use an electric mixer.
Scoop the dough with 2 spoons . With your hands, roll each cookie into a 1 3/4-inch ball and then flatten them lightly with your fingers. Press both sides of each cookie in granulated sugar and place them on the pan. This is optional, I did a mix of both some has sugar topping and others don't. Bake for exactly 13 minutes. The cookies will be crackled on the top and soft inside. Let the cookies cool on the sheets for 1 to 2 minutes.
Candied crystalised ginger in every bite !!
Adapted from from Barefoot Contessa
This is my recipe for "Bookmarked Recipes" hosted by Mharo Rajasthan.