Spicy Cardamom and Molasses Ginger Cookies


Tis’ the holly jolly
cookie baking season again!



It’s the molasses here that keeps these cookies fresh and chewy for days, with the generous amount of peppery ginger giving them their tang, and the nice compliment of cardamom adding its zesty, spicy herbal flavor to the cookies.

I made the dough for these, (adapted Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook recipe) then refrigerated it until baking the next morning after warming up a bit to room temperature.  They couldn’t be easier to pull together.  They are a bit crunchy and a whole lot chewy, bake for a little less time for soft and chewy!





Bubba and I can hardly stop eating these chewy little cookies.  They’re rich, chewy and delightful, and almost best of all, they fill the kitchen with a wonderful aroma while they’re baking.


These little gems are bursting with flavor, anyone who bites into these cookies will love their chewy texture with all the flavor!

Try them!


SPICY CARDAMOM and MOLASSES GINGER COOKIES
Printable recipe

Ingredients:
4 ½ cups flour
4 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups shortening
2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
½ cup molasses
¾ cup sugar, granulated or coarse


Method:
Preheat oven to 350°.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
Beat shortening with a mixer on low for 30 seconds.
Add 2 cups granulated sugar, beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
Beat in eggs and molasses until combined.
Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the mixer, stir in any remaining flour.
(At this point, I place the dough in a sealable bag and refrigerate it overnight.)
Shape dough into 1- or 2-inch balls.
Roll balls in ¾ cup granulated sugar.
Place 2 to 3-inches apart on uncreased cookie sheets.
Bake 8 to 9 minutes for small cookies.
Bake 11 to 13 minutes for big cookies, or until bottoms are light brown and tops are puffed (do not over-bake).
Cool on sheet 2 minutes, remove, cool on wire rack.
Makes about 120 small cookies or 24 large cookies.


Enjoy!



26 comments:

  1. They are one of my favourite holiday cookies! Yours looks soft and chewy..exactly how I like them. Thanks for sharing, Pam.

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  2. Hi Angie! Should've said about the chewy/soft. They're chewy and spicy good! Thanks and have a good week!

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  3. Sounds delicious. I have never seen molasses here in the shops in France, perhaps I have never looked hard enough!! Hope you are well Diane

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    1. They are, Diane! Molasses is great, it has a good distinctive flavor in baked goods. Hope you find it! Take care

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  4. Holly Jolly - I like the expression.
    The above cookies are globally popular. Yours seem to have the right blend and perfect txture.

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    1. Hi Duta! Thanks! They taste great and the texture is good too, perfect for the holidays or any time! Take care

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  5. These cookies sounds amazing, I love ginger and cardamom Pam!!

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    1. Hi Gloria! Thanks, I love ginger and cardamom too! Take care

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  6. These cookies are perfect for the holidays. I love the ginger, cardamom, and molasses combination. Yum!

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    1. Thanks, Dawn! They have a little tang, really good cookies! Have a good day!

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  7. Pam, Love fresh cookies! My better half made up a few dozen molasses and ginger cookies a month or so ago. They were great and really had great shelf life too. I don't know if she used cardamon though. December 13 is the day that she and our neighbor will be baking up a storm of cookies here at the house. I will venture into their domain every 40 minutes or so to pilfer the latest creation... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Hi Dave! Sounds like a busy time at your house too. I am baking cookies like crazy this week, close to 800, giving most of them away. It's a fun time since I love to bake! Happy pilfering to you! Have a good rest of the week!

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  8. And finally the Christmas cookie factory is up and running! One of the best times of the year! I can't wait!

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    1. Woo hoo, Son! Tis' the best season, the cookie factory is busy here this week! Love

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  9. Just put this one one my Holiday cookies to make list. Thanks for sharing...

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    1. Hi Ron! Hope you like them as much as we do! Take care

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  10. Fresh home-baked cookies! I'll be at your house in a jiffy. :-) These are one of my favorites -- thanks!

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    1. Hi, John! Come on over, lots of those cookies here! :-) Glad you like them too, thanks!

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  11. Oh Pam, these cookies sound and look amazing...lots of spices and chewy...I think I would be eating lots of them too.
    Have a wonderful rest of the week!

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    1. Hi Juliana! They are good and spicy, and very chewy too! Take care and have a great weekend!

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  12. These look like a winner! I'm looking for cardamom recipes, might have to try this in a couple of weeks.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Hope you give them a try, Mae! Cardamom adds a distinct taste. Thanks!

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  13. Mmmm....these look like perfect molasses cookies! I love the twist of adding some cardamom!!

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    1. Thanks, Liz! Cardamom spices it up a bit. Take care

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  14. Cardamom always reminds me of the holidays! Adding these to my baking list, Pam. Thanks!

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  15. Spice cookies are my favorite around the holidays and I just love that these include cardamom! One of my favorite spices!

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