Santa will leave you EXTRA presents under the tree this Christmas when you leave him these delicious cookies!
|Butter||12 Tablespoon (room temperature)|
|Brown sugar||3/4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Vanilla extract||1 Teaspoon|
|Molasses||3/4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Baking soda||3/4 Teaspoon|
|Ground cinnamon||1 Tablespoon|
|Grated fresh ginger||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground cloves||1/2 Teaspoon|
|Granulated sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Powdered sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
1.Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
2.In a bowl with an electric mixer cream together the butter and brown sugar until smooth.
3.Add in the milk, vanilla extract, and molasses and mix until combined.
4.Add in the flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, fresh ginger, ground cloves, and salt. Mix until just combined.
5.Divide the dough in half and wrap each half in plastic wrap, making sure to flatten the dough. Put in the freezer for 20 minutes or the refrigerator for 2 hours until it has hardened.
6.Line two sheet trays with parchment paper, add about 1 cup of granulated sugar into a bowl and powdered sugar into another bowl.
7.Roll the dough into 2 inch balls (make sure to not handle them too long so they don't soften), roll them in granulated sugar until coated, then roll in the powdered sugar until completely coated.
8.Add the ball onto the sheet trays about 1 inch apart and add them into the preheated oven.
9.Bake for 12 minutes exactly. Don't worry... they will seem a little soft when they come out but they are perfect!
10.Let them cool to room temperature before eating. That's it! The most delicious Christmas cookie ever.
11.Serve and enjoy! Happy Holidays!