Sunday, December 7

Seriously, the best gingerbread cookies EVER!

My friend Michelle finally gave me her treasured gingerbread cookie recipe (which I've been hounding her for for months now).  These are the chewiest, most delicious gingerbread cookies imaginable! She's brought them into work a few times now, and we all go gaga over them. And every time someone tries them for the first time, they inevitably declare how these are the best gingerbread cookies they've ever tasted.

So here it is for you to try. These kinds of recipes need to be shared...

Best Ever Gingerbread Cookies

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses

1 3/4 cup flour
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the sugars, oil, egg and molasses until well-combined. Then using a wooden spoon, mix in the remaining ingredients until all the flour is absorbed. The dough will seem dry at first, but will come together. If necessary, add 1-2 tsp of water.

Use your hands to roll the dough into 1.5 inch balls, then roll the balls in coarse sugar. Place balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet (no need to flatten them, they will spread out on their own), and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes   *don't overbake these cookies! Max 1 extra minute... if you must ;)

Allow the cookies to cool on their baking tray for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!!

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