I happened onto this classic family recipe when a friend came over for a cookie baking project a couple of weeks ago. What I found was the yummiest ginger delicacy on the planet, with hints of spice and sweetness that balance perfectly. Ill be making more for the holiday season- likely for work friends, and definitely with family later in the month. Not only are they festive and delicious, but very simple to assemble as well.
Note that you can really use light or dark brown sugar for these depending on your flavor preference. The molasses keeps them rich though, so I prefer light brown and find that it lets the cinnamon and ginger shine through in a big way. Be sure to mind the cooking time also to avoid overbaking, as they will firm up but stay chewy while they rest. The crisp exterior and moist middle are what make them so good days after theyre made!
Heres the recipe: