Last friday night, we went out of cookies, so I baked those soft ginger cookies – until 1.30 am, yes: that’s what I can do when I really want a cookie…! And they were so good, I have to share it with you! I adapted the recipe I found on Joy of Baking with the ingredients I had home. Here it is just for you!
- 120 grams unsalted butter, room temperature
- 100 grams brown sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 200 grams all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 2 – 3 minutes). Add the honey, egg, and vanilla extract and beat until incorporated.
- In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices.
- Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until well combined.
- Cover the batter with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for about 60 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Place about 1 cup of white granulated sugar in a medium-sized bowl. When the dough has chilled sufficiently, roll into 2.5 cm balls. Then roll the balls of dough into the sugar, coating them thoroughly.
- Place on the baking sheet, spacing about 5 cm apart and, with the bottom of a glass, flatten the cookies slightly. Bake for about 8 -10 minutes or until the cookies are firm but are still a little soft in the centers.
- Cool on a wire rack.
Eat them warm: they are DELICIOUS!
Have a great week-end!