Thin and Chewy Ginger Cookies

Here’s the recipe for all you ginger lovers. They’re not the most attractive cookies, but they will satisfy a ginger craving and are very easy.

Ginger Chews – Makes about 2 1/2 dozen

3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (I used 6 ¾ oz by weight)
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped ginger crystals

Place butter in a microwave safe bowl and melt for 1 minute. Stir in both sugars and molasses. Stir until mixed. Add egg and stir until smooth. Stir in salt and baking soda, followed by flour, ginger, cinnamon and ginger crystals. Chill dough for two hours or in freezer for 20 minutes.

Scoop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto lined cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees F. for 10-12 minutes or until done. (adapted from R. Rather’s book)

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