Ginger Cloud Cookies


Posted: December 2

Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 30 servings

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Prepare to float away on these dreamy Ginger Cloud Cookies. These goodies are light and pillowy—fluffy in the way you always imagined clouds should taste. Airy and aromatic, these Ginger Cloud Cookies soar with the tender warmth of sugar and spice flavors, including cinnamon, cloves, and of course, ginger. Whenever your next party needs a touch of fall fun, these sweets are a snap to make!


Ingredients

• 3/4 cup butter, softened • 1 cup sugar • 1 large egg, room temperature • 1/4 cup dark molasses • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour • 2 teaspoons ground ginger • 1 teaspoon baking soda • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves • 1/4 teaspoon salt • additional sugar, for coating

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light yellow in color and fluffy. This is critical for getting the perfect texture.

Step 3

Beat in the egg and molasses.

Step 4

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt.

Step 5

Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter and sugar mixture, mixing it constantly, until well incorporated.

Step 6

Roll the dough into 1-1/2-inch balls.

Step 7

Roll the dough balls in the additional sugar.

Step 8

Place the dough balls onto an ungreased baking sheet, about 2 inches apart from each other so they have room to expand.

Step 9

Bake until puffy and lightly browned, about 10-12 minutes.

Step 10

Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on a wire rack.

Step 11

Serve warm or at room temperature.


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