Dana, another mom of twins, has shared a couple of cookie recipes with us! All look delicious! Enjoy!
2 1/4 cup flour
2 3/4 t ground ginger
1 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
6 oz (3/4 cup) unsalted butter at room temperature
1 1/3 c granulated sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
1/4 c molasses
3 T finely chopped crystallized ginger (I chopped dried ginger
slices i found in the bulk foods department at Wegmans.) (Note from WhatACard: For those of us not lucky enough to live near a Wegmans, I've found crystallized ginger at Trader Joe's, in the chocolate and nut section)
Position racks in the upper and lower third of the oven and heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking liners.
In a medium bowl whisk flour, ground ginger, baking soda, and salt. In a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment (or a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer) beat the butter and 1 cup sugar on medium-high speed until well blended. Add the egg, molasses and crystallized ginger; beat well. Add the dry ingredients and mix at low speed until well-blended.
Pour the remaining sugar into a small bowl. Using a 1 T cookie scoop , a small ice cream scoop, or two tablespoons, shape the dough into 1 inch balls. Roll each in sugar to coat and set the balls 1 to
2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake, rotating the sheets halfway through (I was able to do this; I don't know how important it is - you could try just baking them on the one rack you have and see what happens). Bake until the cookies are puffed and the bottoms slightly browned, 12-14 minutes. (I think I left mine in too long and they were hard.) If you touch a cookie, it should feel dry on the outside, but soft inside. The surface cracks will look a bit wet (mine never developed surface cracks for some
reason.) Let the cookies sit on the baking sheet 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.