Crinkle-Faced Ginger Monsters
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INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 12 minutes
  • Servings: Twelve 4 to 5 inch cooki
  • Preparation Time: 25 minutes
  • 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
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F
  2. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets or cover with parchment paper
  3. In a large bowl using an electric mixer, cream the butter with the brown sugar
  4. Add the egg and molasses
  5. Beat until light and fluffy
  6. Beat in the baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt
  7. Add the flour
  8. Mix until the dough is stiff
  9. Using a #12 ice cream scoop or a 1/3 cup measure, scoop the dough from the bowl
  10. Dip the tops of the balls of dough into the sugar
  11. Place them 3 inches apart, sugar side up, in the prepared pan
  12. Sprinkle each cookie with 5 to 6 drops of water.
  13. Bake for 12 minutes or until just set
RECIPE BACKSTORY
Beatrice Ojakangas Great Holiday Baking Book