Ginger Molasses cookies

I got these off of a now-dormant recipe site called The Black Oven. They’re incredible. I’ve reposted here because frankly, I don’t know how much longer that dead old site will be around.

Ginger Molasses Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1/8 cup honey
1 egg yolk
1 cup crystallized ginger pieces

2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 1/2 Tblsp cinnamon
1 to 2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp nutmeg

Cream together butter, sugar, molasses, and honey. Beat in egg yolk and ginger pieces.

Sift together flour baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients in thirds, and take off any rings first because you’ll have to mix this by hand. The dough will be VERY dry, like play-do that was left out too long; you’ll have to shape the cookies by hand.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Chill the dough for an hour.

Bake 8-10 minutes. I use no-stick cookie sheets. Do not over-bake. Let cool completely before you try to move them off the sheet or else they’ll disintegrate. Don’t even go near them until they’re cool.

These work well when iced with a thin, white cookie glaze, too.

Makes about two dozen for me.