Fresh Ginger and Molasses Cookies

by sageandhoney

These are my favorite winter cookies. Fresh ground clove, chopped fresh ginger and chocolate chunks make them especially delicious. I love filling my house with the smell of spices, it would only be better if instead of sunshine everyday, snow was piling on my doorstep, or at least in the mountains. But, at least these cookies offer some suggestion that it’s February even though it feels like early fall. I haven’t made any other type of cookie in months, I’ve just made these in different forms with various spices. I freeze them and have a sweet, spicy, rich treat when I get home after a long day.

Fresh Ginger and Molasses Cookies

2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground cinnamon
¾ cup butter
1 cup coconut palm sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp water
2 tsp milk
¼ cup molasses
2 tsp minced fresh ginger
2-3 oz. chopped dark chocolate (I use Green & Black)

 Oven 350. Mix the flour with the baking soda, salt and spices. Melt the butter, mix it with the sugar until slightly fluffy. Mix in the egg, water, milk, molasses, chocolate chunks and chopped ginger. Slowly combine the wet and dry ingredients. Roll into small balls and cook for around 10 minutes. They cook quite quickly and are chewy and soft when they’re finished.