Saturday, December 15, 2012

Brown Butter Ginger Cookies

This recipe is adapted from the one my mom used to make when I was a kid. I really love how ginger cookies make the house smell. I have to make them at least once every Christmas season.

 Brown Butter Ginger Cookies

1 c. (2 sticks) butter
1 & 1/4 c. packed brown sugar
2 t. cinnamon
1 t. ginger
1/4 t. ground cloves
1/3 c. molasses
2 eggs
3 c. flour
2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
turbinado sugar (about 1/2 c. or so)

In a saucepan, melt butter and bring to a boil.
 Boil and stir until it becomes really foamy (it takes about 10-15 minutes).
 Remove from heat when it turns a deep golden color and smells like toffee.
 Combine butter and brown sugar in a mixing bowl. Add spices and mix.
 Stir in molasses.
 Add eggs.
 Mix in flour and baking soda.
 Cover and refrigerate dough for a few hours (or until firm).
 Roll 1" balls of dough in turbinado sugar and place on a lined baking sheet.
 Bake at 375 F for 8-10 minutes.
 The soft, chewy cookie with a crunchy sugar coating...heavenly!


1 comment:

  1. Yummy! They are perfectly crunchy and chewy. Thanks for sharing this recipe.