Ginger Softies Recipe

This easy cookie recipe is a delicious combination of sugar cookies and ginger snaps.

From "One Dirty Bowl: Fast Desserts, Faster Cleanup"
January 2018

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    This quick and simple cookie recipe saves you time by rolling out bread in sugar instead of flour.
    Photo by Christina Dymock
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    "One Dirty Bowl" by Christina Dymock provides readers with simple and delicious dessert recipes that won't leave a big mess to clean up after.
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Total Hands-On Time: 23 min

Preparation Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 8 min

Yield: 32 servings

One Dirty Bowl: Fast Desserts, Faster Cleanup (Cedar Fort, Inc., 2014), by Christina Dymock provides readers with delicious dessert recipes that are easy to make and clean up! These dessert recipes will satisfy any sweet tooth, impress your guests, and don't require a huge cleanup after. The following excerpt is from Chapter 4, "Enticing Cookies."

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• 1/2 cup butter, softened

• 1/2 cup sugar

• 1 egg

• 1/2 cup molasses

• 1/2 cup sour cream

• 1 teaspoon baking soda

• 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

• 1/2 teaspoon ginger

• 1/4 teaspoon salt

• 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

• 3-1/3 cups flour

• Sugar, for rolling dough

• Cream cheese frosting (optional)


1) Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2) In a medium mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar.

3) Add the egg and mix well.

4) Add the molasses, sour cream, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and nutmeg.

5) Stir until all the spices are well incorporated.

6) Add the flour and mix until combined.

7) Sprinkle sugar over the counter as you would flour. Roll the dough out to 1/4-inch thickness.

8) Cut the dough with cookie cutters or use a knife to cut into quarter-sized pieces.

9) Place the cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet.

10) Bake for 6-8 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are set.

11) Transfer to a wire rack to cool. If desired, frost with cream cheese frosting.

More from One Dirty Bowl:
Easy Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe
Variety S'mores Bars Recipe
Raisin Pie Bites Recipe

Excerpted from One Dirty Bowl, by Christina Dymock. Used with permission from Cedar Fort, Inc., © 2014. Buy this book from our store: One Dirty Bowl.

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