Ginger Molasses cookies are the perfect cookie for the winter months. They’re soft, chewy, spicy and sweet and go great with a cup of milk or tea. They go even better as the fourth recipe that is part of my #12DaysOfChristmas series on my blog!
These Ginger Molasses Cookies are inspired by the infamous Ginger Molasses cookies at Starbucks. It’s pretty basic, I know, but I love the chewy texture of these cookies…it’s almost comforting! I also adore the sparkle that these cookies have from being rolled around in granulated sugar before they are baked. That extra little glisten makes these cookies extra festive during the holiday season.
This recipe for Ginger Molasses Cookies is special in that it uses three types/forms of ginger: ground, fresh and crystallized. Each form of ginger gives different textures or qualities to these cookies. The ground ginger gives it a subtle spice, the fresh ginger gives it some bite, and the crystallized ginger adds sweetness and chewiness within the cookie. I think that these three types of ginger really make these cookies stand out…and dare I say even better than Starbucks?!
I also added another special ingredient to these cookies, and that is a clove essential oil. This recipe was done in collaboration with my friend Liisa, who sells doTERRA essential oils. These essential oils are food-grade and can be safely ingested. Not only does the addition of these oils impart a lovely flavour to the cookies, but there are health benefits as well! You don’t need to have this essential oil to make these cookies as you can just substitute it with ground clove. If you are using essential oils though, ensure that you are using a food-grade oil if you want to cook with essential oils.
And there you have it… my fourth recipe in my #12DaysOfChristmas series. Have a wonderful holiday season and I will see you tomorrow with my fifth cookie recipe!
To get the full recipe for my Ginger Molasses Cookies, click here!
If you would like more holiday cookie recipes, follow along with my #12DaysOfChristmas series on my blog! I will be posting a holiday cookie recipe daily up until Christmas Day!