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Baking Cookies For Santa

Wed, November 2, 2016

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Christmas is a time that fills our homes with such joy and warmth. The excitement of having your family around you, and the fuzzy feeling you get inside while snuggled up by the fire with a warm cup of hot cocoa, are Christmas traditions we love. Baking cookies for Santa and his friends, or cutting down a Christmas tree- each day during the holidays brings a new celebration and we love making the most of these.

One of our favorite celebrations is the making of cookies for Santa, it’s a favorite memory of all of ours. We wanted to share one of our favorite Christmas cookie recipes, we know Santa loves these, too!

Here’s what you will need:

2 cups all-purpose flour, divided

4 tablespoons all purpose flour, divided

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground cloves

1 cup light brown sugar, packed

12 tablespoons (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter, melted

¼ cup unsulfured molasses

1 egg

¼ cup granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper

Sift together 1 cup and 2 tablespoons of flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves into a large mixing bowl. Stir in brown sugar. Whisk in melted butter, molasses and egg. Stir in an additional 1 cup and 2 tablespoons of flour. Cover the dough and chill for at least 1 hour, or up to two days.

Pour granulated sugar in small bowl. When ready to bake cookies, scoop a tablespoon of dough and shape into a ball. Roll each ball in granulated sugar. Place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Enjoy!

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