A Spicy Favour

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on November 6, 2008

Today was one of those days I would like to forget! Everything was going wrong at work and my stress was at an all time high. Days like this I long for my former life as a professional student

After work I had my favourite I’m famished want to eat the fridge snack:


Peeled English Cukes drizzled with balsamic vinagrette…and a side of Oh She Glows, See Bride Run, Kath Eats, and Eat Live Run


After a quick dinner of toasted veggie sandwiches and a 30 minute Ange & Eric condo clean up, I was off to the kitchen to make my BIL his birthday cookies.

I decided to make Big, Soft Ginger Cookies– the same recipe that I baked over 500 cookies for my wedding favours this past August!

Yes, I baked all of these myself a week before our wedding!


Luckily I had help wrapping over 130 wedding favours!

These cookies were raved about at the wedding…I still have family members and friends asking for the recipe!

And so I present to you…..the most delicious ginger cookies you will ever taste. It is so powerful it has converted former ‘non-ginger’ fans into ginger lovers (Eric….?).

3/4 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
1 cup natural cane sugar sugar
1 egg replacer
1/4 cup molasses
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
Additional sugar


Only the best for my guests!


1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and molasses.


2. Combine the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.


3. Roll into 1-1/2-in. balls, then roll in sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.


4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until puffy and lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.


And try not to eat 6 of them like I did!


My rating: 4.75/5 stars

All recipes rating: 5/5 stars by 41 reviewers

These cookies are 1) Addictive, and 2) Better the next day, but still amazing right out of the oven. They stay soft for 1-2 weeks in tupperware and they also freeze fantastically.

Now go to your kitchen, fast, run


I am off to do some resistance exercises now.

So happy tomorrow is Friday….Nighty night everyone! :)

A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs.  ~Joan Welsh

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Eric November 6, 2008 at 11:11 pm

Oh how I love this blow… The more Ange bakes the better! =) yum


Eric November 6, 2008 at 11:12 pm

Thats suppose to say blog not blow… I’m really not a crack addict. I swear!


Mariposa November 7, 2008 at 4:32 pm

those look SOOOOO YUMMY!!!! : )


Angela November 8, 2008 at 2:21 am

They ARE! hehehe :D


Elisabeth June 22, 2009 at 2:22 pm

I’m SOOO making these this week! YUM!


Kayzilla November 30, 2009 at 7:17 pm

Woot! I finally got all the ingrediants to make these, but I have a couple of questions:

What do you mean by 1 egg replacer? Would one egg work?

Also, I want to make some variety of ginger cookies for my boyfriend’s dad. His dad isn’t much for really sweet cookies, are these all that sweet? What about your Gingerbread Boy cookies? Between the two recipes, which is better? What’s the difference between the two?

I hope you can help a gal out here! :D I look forward to making some variety of ginger cookie very very soon.


Kristin (runningsongs) December 7, 2009 at 8:00 pm

I was just saying that I need to find an amazing ginger cookie recipe – this looks amazing!


Shari November 4, 2010 at 9:39 pm

These are amazing! Thank you so much for posting this. I have never really enjoyed Ginger cookies but thought I’d give them a try for my kids. My whole family thinks they are great. In the words of my son “these cookies are awesome”. Could you use this recipe for gingerbread men?


JoAnne March 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm

I love ginger cookies and this is very similar to my recipe so I will definitely try them out. A tip to make them even more addictive try adding 1/8 tsp cardamom. It makes ginger cookies out of this world amazing!


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