Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Best Fall Cookies EVER!

Wow. I think I found one of the best cookie recipes ever. These cookies are so soft, softer than any other cookie I've made. And with a tall glass of milk - life couldn't get any better in the cookie world. You can make them big sized or medium sized cookies, I made most of mine meduim sized and a couple big sized. Either way - you're gonna like these!

"Giant Ginger Cookies"

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus 1/3 cup for coating
6 tablespoons molasses
1 large egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, allspice, and pepper.
With an electric mixer, cream butter, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses and egg. With mixer on low, gradually beat in flour mixture until just combined. Flatten into a disk, wrap in plastic, and freeze for 20 minutes.
Divide dough into twelve 2-inch balls. Place remaining 1/3 cup granulated sugar in a bowl. Roll balls in sugar to coat; place at least 4 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Flatten into 3-inch rounds. Sprinkle with sugar remaining in bowl.
Bake until brown, rotating sheets halfway through, 9 to 10 minutes. Cool cookies on a wire rack.
They make perfect give-away cookies.

My brothers and sisters and I....


Barbara Bakes said...

My family loves ginger cookies. I'll have to make a batch. Your pictures are great!

OhioMom said...

One of my daughters loves ginger cookies. Thanks for the recipe!

Love your family pics :)

Maria said...

Ginger cookies. I love them!! Great photos too!

Pam said...

I love, love, love ginger cookies (actually, all cookies but especially ginger cookies). Nothing better than a warm ginger cookie dipped in ice cold milk. Great job Priscilla.

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Priscilla, I found your blog through Tina over at Mommy's Kitchen. I showed my husband your Giant Ginger Cookies and he made me promise to make some for him this weekend. It's the one recipe he remembers most his mom making for him. Thanks for the memories. I really like your blog.

Food.Baby said...

I love ginger cookies! Great job Priscilla. I've passed on a blog award to you, you can pick it up at my site http://food-baby.blogspot.com :)

Lucy said...

Those cookies look mighty yummy ... could that be my little package??? ; )

Jessica said...

Absolutely nothing screams fall like ginger cookies!!!

Rebekah said...

yummy! I love ginger :)

~Priscilla~ said...

Barbara - we love them too, if you make them please let me know how you guys like 'em!

OhioMom - sure, hope you like them! i know, i am so glad we have the family pics.:)

Maria - i know, ginger cookies are so good!!

Pam - thank you!! cookies with a glass of cold milk, the ultimate cookie world.

Teresa - glad you found my blog! hope you guys enjoy the cookies!!

Susan - thank you and double thank you for the award!

Lucy - sorry, but that was for my guitar teacher...:) they might share though.:)

Jessica - ginger cookies + milk = fall!!

Rebekah - i love ginger too, especially in pumpkin bread!

Rosie said...

Ginger cookies ooooh what joy, they look wonderful!! Lovely pics of you & family :)

x for Lewis

Rosie x

Barbara Bakes said...

Priscilla - I left you an award on my blog!

Anonymous said...

Ginger cookies are my favorite!

Hannah Sivilay said...

yum! I so wanna make these! hey I was also going to tell you about this other website where you can post your recipes and people can come vistit your blog.
its www.foodgawker.com
they have some amazing recipes on there!

Jaime said...

i love ginger cookies -the spices are always so flavorful! did you create this recipe yourself? if so, kudos to you :)

Emily said...

What a yummy fall cookie! I read that and thought yeah, these do sound so darn good for fall! Great idea!

Jenny said...

The cookies look terrific Priscilla! I love fall cooking, it's so comforting. Your family pictures are adorable!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love your blog title. I once wrote a story about a girl named Priscialla Piper.

Allie said...

Yummy nothing better then a big glass of milk and soft cookies! I like ginger cookies, but hate when they're rock hard so this is a must try. You're family looks great, love how ya'll have all sorts of shots together.

Brooke said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog!
What beautiful cookies!! Very nice. I'm sure they tasted even better.
Do you happen to bake homemade bread as well?

God bless,

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