Don’t you think the build up to Christmas is so much more pleasurable than the actual day itself?? Hmmm…like most things?? Life is about the journey and not about reaching the destination, I keep proclaiming!!
Have faith in your journey, everything had to happen exactly as it did to get you to where you are going next!! This Christmas open your hearts to that one friend who is not as lucky as you are..Spread the cheer.. see the good.. stay simple 🥰♥️!
Oh and this cookie dough itself is to die for… and once the cookie is baking, the smell is oh soooo therapeutic, puts you on an instant December high! So get baking !!!!!!!
All purpose flour – 2 1/4 cups
Dry ginger powder – 3 tsp
Ground cinnamon powder – 1 tsp
Ground clove powder – 1 tsp
Baking soda – 1 tsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Unsalted butter – 3/4 cup
Brown sugar – 3/4 cup
Egg beaten – 1
Molasses – 1/4 cup
Orange zest – 1 tbsp
Cinnamon Sugar – 1/3 cup(optional for rolling)
Sift together flour, ginger powder, clove powder, cinnamon powder, baking soda, salt and keep aside.
In a large bowl cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and molasses. Stir in sifted ingredients. Add in orange zest. Mix well.
Preheat oven to 175 C. Shape dough into small balls, roll in cinnamon sugar (if using) and flatten them slightly. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until done.
Add a pinch of ♥️:
Keep the cookie simple without rolling in cinnamon sugar and drizzle vanilla icing and silver balls to dress it up . If you are rolling these biscuits in cinnamon sugar to up your game, here are the proportions I used for cinnamon sugar. Add 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder to 1/3 cup granulated sugar.
Also I used browned butter for a nice toasty nutty flavour, but that’s totally optional.