Chewy Ginger Cookies with Molasses

I had some ginger in the house and wanted to make some cookies that weren’t overly sweet. These are a great treat that taste a bit more savory because of the pepper and ginger than your average gingerbread cookie.

Ingredients:

  •          2 cups of flour
  •          1 tablespoon of ground ginger
  •          2 teaspoon of baking soda
  •          1/4 teaspoon of salt
  •          1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  •          1/2 teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa
  •          1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  •          1 cup of granulated sugar
  •          2/3 cup of vegetable oil
  •          1 egg
  •          1/4 cup of molasses
  •          1/2 teaspoon of grated fresh ginger

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (this will help with the mess, since cookies will be stickier than most)

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, ground ginger, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cocoa, and pepper.

In another large bowl, beat together sugar and vegetable oil till smooth. Next, beat in one egg, grated fresh ginger, and molasses until smooth. Mix in the dry mixture until well combined.

Take two small spoons and shape dough into 1-inch balls, and place on baking sheet. You can sprinkle sugar on top if like a sweeter cookie.

Bake for 7-8 minutes, and let cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet, before removing to a wire rack.