As a big fan of Claire Saffitz and devotee of all of work, I’ve been eyeing this cookie recipe since I picked up her cookbook, Dessert Person, last year. I love making some version of chewy/molasses/ginger cookies every Christmas, so this recipe was an obvious addition to the box this year.
I scaled up and made a double batch of these delights, and the recipe came together super easily. I love that these cookies require no additional decoration, just a quick roll in sparkly demerara sugar that bakes into a beautiful glitter on the cookie tops and sides, and forms a crunchy, caramelized shell on the bottom as the cookie bakes. This recipe uses a heavy amount of baking soda and apple cider vinegar to give them some lift, and they come out of the oven perfectly chewy and full of molasses flavor. Finally, the ginger is paired with freshly ground black pepper, cloves, and allspice, which creates a spicy, almost savory flavor profile that I’ve really enjoyed.
This is an awesome recipe if you are looking for a good ginger/molasses cookie. This was another crowd favorite from my cookie box this year, and I may have to keep it in the rotation for next year because it was so good!
I’m not going to write the recipe out here in this post because it’s not my own, but I’ll link it here and below for you to click through to make them! Pictures on top and below are mine. Claire also made a YouTube video walking through this recipe, which I’ll link below as well if you want to watch her cook through the recipe!
On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcfZ3PaqdeI