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Ginger Molasses Blossom Cookies
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2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/4 cup full flavor molasses

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest


1/4 cup turbinado sugar (coarse raw sugar)

1/4 cup crystallized ginger

White and milk chocolate striped candy pieces, unwrapped

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt in medium bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine sugar and butter in another bowl; beat until well mixed. Add molasses, egg and lemon zest; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour mixture to butter mixture; beat until well combined. 

  4. STEP 4

    Pulse 1 teaspoon turbinado sugar and crystallized ginger in small food processor bowl fitted with metal blade until very finely ground. Combine with remaining turbinado sugar. Set aside.

  5. STEP 5

    Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in ginger sugar mixture. Place, 2 inches apart, onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until just set around edges. Remove from oven; place 1 chocolate striped candy piece in center of each cookie. Cool before serving.

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