Thursday, January 22

Spicy Ginger Cookies

I'm generally not a fan of spicy food, as a girl who would be content eating nothing but plain pasta and oatmeal, but ginger cookies are an exception.
Mose ginger cookies I've had are nice, but not quite spicy enough for my liking, so, logically, I went and made my own, and made them CRAZY. Of course, if you're not up for the challenge, you can always cut back on the spices, but trust me, it's definitely worth it to go all the way.

Spicy Ginger Cookies:
2.5 Cups of Flour
1 tsp. Baking Soda
3 tsp Ground Ginger (Oh yeah, this is the start of the spice :D )
1.5 tsp Nutmeg (freshly grated/ground is best, but use whatever you've got)
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1.5 tsp. Black Pepper
Small piece of Ginger, diced( I guess if I had to quantify it, it'd be about 4 tablespoons)
1/2 Cup of Butter
1.5 Cups of Sugar (plus extra for sprinkling)
1 Egg
1/2 - 1 Cup of Molasses
1/2 tsp. Vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Cream together the Butter and Sugar. Then add the Molasses, Vanilla, and Egg, and beat until it's lighter in color and somewhat fluffy. At this point, I add in my spices and diced ginger, but if you'd like to sift yours in with the Flour and Baking Soda, that works too :) Then add in the Flour and mix until incorporated. As usual, I like to chill my dough for at least an hour.
Once the dough is ready, you can either roll it into little balls (pressing down on them slightly), or roll out the dough and cut it into fun shapes. Sprinkle with sugar (raw sugar is best, but don't feel bad about using regular sugar, it's what I use !)
Either way, bake the cookies for about 10-15 minutes, cool, and enjoy.
Just be sure to have a glass of milk on hand, as they're a bit of a surprise.
And if you're making them for children, definitely cut back on the spices :P



  1. zomg I just had the brightest idea...that is, if there are any left.
    Please send me one in my next letter. :-)

  2. Hey, I'm making these cookies right now :). I felt like baking something and the recipe looks interesting to me. I'll let you know how they turn out! We don't really have ginger cookies around here so it'll probably be even more surprising to me.


  3. Here I am again! It was a bit of a hassle, as you can't buy molasses around here, so I substituted it with honey and brown sugar. I also found out I had too little flour and sugar somewhere in the middle of the baking process. In the end I got dough that resembled something, but the baking time was odd too (my oven is weird). The cookies are good though! They are a bit heavy but they taste very well and have a definite spicy aftertaste that lingers in my mouth right now. I might go for even more spices next time. Thank you for the recipe!


  4. Your cookies sound great! I love molasses and the extra ginger must be delicious.

  5. Jeeze, I am an utter failure at noticing comments! I think my mailbox isn't telling me when I get them D:

    Anyway, thanks guys! :)