Happy Monday, puffs! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Mine went by entirely too fast. Why is it that weeks go by so dang slow but you blink your eyes then *POOF* it is already Monday again!?
So I don’t know about y’all but I have been getting into the fall mood lately. The weather is starting to cool down and the sweaters are slowly being pulled out again. Whenever the weather gets cool my favorite thing to do is read (or watch!) the Harry Potter series. It is just so cozy and feels right to read during the cooler months.
As I was sitting drinking my morning coffee this weekend, I got to thinking about my favorite HP characters and what kind of baked goods would represent their personalities the best. Yeah, I know, I am a weirdo…but HEY! This is just what it is like in my head. So naturally, when thinking of the Weasley clan I immediately went to ginger. Yes, because their red hair is so distinctive but they all have a bit of spice in them. They aren’t afraid to back down and stand up for what they believe in (unless it is spiders, then in that case “you tell those spiders, Ron!”) no matter what danger they are faced with. But I also thought of The Burrow and the cozy warm feelings it brings, filled with memories. With all of that being said, I think these slightly spicy but comforting chewy ginger molasses cookies are a perfect representation of the Weasley Family. I highly recommend having these with a warm cup of apple cider, complete and total fall bliss!
Red hair… and a hand-me-down robe… you must be a Weasley.-Draco Malfoy
Weasley Family Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies
Yeilds: About 30 Cookies
You will need:
- 3/4 Cup of Butter
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar (packed)
- 1/4 Cup Molasses
- 1 Large Egg
- 1/2 Teaspoon (pinch) Salt
- 2 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 2 Teaspoons Baking Sode
- 1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 1/2 Teaspoons Ginger
- 1/2 Teaspoon Clove
- 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar (coarse if you can find it) (set aside for rolling)
In a large bowl beat together 3/4 cup of butter and 1 cup of brown sugar until smooth (about 1 to 2 minutes)
Add 1 egg and 1/4 cup molasses to the large bowl. Mix until fully incorporated.
Add all dry ingredients into bowl and fold into wet mixture. Make sure everything is incorporated well but be sure not to over mix or the cookies will be tough and not chewy.
Cover the bowl and chill in fridge for about 2-3 hours. Be sure to properly chill dough or cookies will be greasy and flat!
After the dough has chilled, preheat your oven to 350 degrees (Fahrenheit) and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add 1/2 cup granulated sugar to a bowl.
Shape dough using your hands into walnut sized balls and place into bowl of sugar. Roll the balls of dough in the sugar until they are completely coated, then place on lined baking sheet with about 2 inches of space in between.
Bake at 350 for about 8 to 9 minutes. Once you see the tops of the cookies to crack, they are ready to go and make sure to pull them out immediately!
Sprinkle with more granulated sugar to add some extra sparkle/magic! Or if you don’t have a big sweet tooth like me, you can skip this step!
Let cool and enjoy!