Crinkle-Faced Ginger Monsters


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Serves Twelve 4 to 5 inch cooki | Prep Time 25 minutes | Cook Time 12 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

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Ingredients You'll Need

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup dark molasses
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/4 cup flour
Sugar for dipping
Water for sprinkling


Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 F


Lightly grease 2 baking sheets or cover with parchment paper


In a large bowl using an electric mixer, cream the butter with the brown sugar


Add the egg and molasses


Beat until light and fluffy


Beat in the baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt


Add the flour


Mix until the dough is stiff


Using a #12 ice cream scoop or a 1/3 cup measure, scoop the dough from the bowl


Dip the tops of the balls of dough into the sugar


Place them 3 inches apart, sugar side up, in the prepared pan


Sprinkle each cookie with 5 to 6 drops of water.


Bake for 12 minutes or until just set


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