Best-Ever Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

Best-Ever Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

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cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
cup packed brown sugar
cup plus 2 tablespoons molasses
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2 1/4
teaspoons baking soda
teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
tablespoon ground ginger
tablespoon ground cinnamon
teaspoons ground cloves
1 1/2
teaspoons ground nutmeg
teaspoon ground allspice
cup granulated or coarse sugar
  1. In large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in egg and molasses. Stir in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  2. Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper or silicone baking mat. In small bowl, place granulated sugar. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. On cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or just until set and soft in center. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Store tightly covered up to 1 week.
Makes 7 1/2 dozen cookies
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Did You Know?
Shannon Bills from Indio, CA created this recipe for a Celebrate the Season Holiday Cookie Contest.
"I love gingerbread cookies, but I am a sucker for chewy cookies, which most gingerbread cookies are not. So I devised this recipe and came up with the most delicious, moist and chewy gingerbread cookies ever. You will be sure to make these every year! We make these every Christmas Eve and they rarely last a day past Christmas!" Shannon Bills
Look for cooking parchment paper with the waxed paper, foil and plastic wrap at the grocery store. Silicone baking mats are becoming widely available and are now sold in a variety of stores.
You can use light or dark molasses in this recipe.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 50
    • (Calories from Fat 20),
  • Total Fat 2 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 45mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 8g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.