Giant Ginger Cookies; These giant ginger cookies are a holiday favorite, made extra large for big cookie lovers!
It’s the very last day of Cookie Week. The last day of bloggers banding together to share amazing cookies for the holiday season.
The last day of molasses, and eggnog, and peppermint, and blessed blessed chocolate.
It’s also the last day of the giveaway, which makes today your very last chance to win big.
Yes, yes, I might be a little overdramatic. After all, cookie recipes cannot be stopped. There are an infinite number of holiday cookie ideas out there to be discovered.
And next year, we will probably hold another fun Cookie Week event.
However, I thought these Giant Ginger Cookies would make a fitting finale to this year’s cookie week. Wanna know why? It’s because they are the very first recipe I ever put on this blog.
That’s right. Clear back in December of 2009, this recipe was the beginning of my glorious blogging career. This post had no photos, no stories, just a simple recipe. And almost 4 years and over 300 blog posts later, they are back.
They’re back because they’re fantastic.
This is not my original recipe, by the way. I wish I knew whose it was, so I could shake their hand. I did make the odd tweak here and there, mostly to cut the recipe in half because 12 humongous cookies is quite enough, thank you very much.
Before I say goodbye for today, let me share a couple ways you can make the most of this fun event. First… Follow the COOKIE WEEK board on Pinterest!
Second, ENTER THE GIVEAWAY! We’re giving away a 9-speed Kitchen Aid hand mixer, a silicone baking mat, and lots of other awesome cookie baking supplies, and there are lots of ways to enter.
And last, be sure to visit all of these lovely blogs and see what they have created for you. I promise, you won’t regret it.
Bethmännchen cookies by Masala Herb
Chewy Brigadeiro Pecan Bars by Food Lust People Love
Chocolate Cookie Thumbprints with Pepper Jam by Omeletta
Chocolate-Stuffed Gingerbread Cookies by i heart eating
Earl Grey Icebox Cookies by Crumb
Giant Ginger Cookies from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Simple Snowman Cookies from It’s Yummi!
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
Homemade Thin Mints by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies by Like Mother Like Daughter
Miso Sesame Cookies by NinjaBaking.com
Peppermint Cream Thumbprint Cookies by Beyond Frosting
Salted Caramel Stuffed Toffee Chip Cookies by The Cooking Actress
Sandwich Cookies by Texana’s Kitchen
More molasses cookies for you to enjoy:
- ½ cup butter (or shortening)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup molasses
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tsp. ginger
- ¾ tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. ground cloves
- 2 cups flour
- sugar for rolling
- Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and molasses and mix well.
- Add salt, soda, and spices and mix well.
- Add flour and mix until combined.
- Roll dough into large 2-inch balls, you should have 10-12 total. Place on a baking sheet with plenty of room between each. (Only 6 on a large cookie sheet at a time)
- Bake at 350F for 11-14 minutes. Let sit on the baking sheet for about 2 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.