We’re making Chewy Ginger Cookies for day TWO of Christmas Cookie and Candy week. These cookies are chewy, a little crunchy, totally fluffy, perfectly spiced, and sweetened with maple syrup!
Now. I gotta say. I’m not normally a ginger cookie kinda lady, but holy moly these Chewy Ginger Cookies are gooooood. Typically, I’m a peanut butter, chocolatey, caramel-y, marshmallow-y, minty kind of cookie lover, but I gotta say, these Chewy Ginger Cookies are giving all those cookies a run for their money.
Perfectly spiced, ultra chewy, a little crunchy, and covered in sugar.
What more do you need in a holiday cookie?!
Have you guys started your holiday baking yet? Because of this here blog, I’ve already made Mint Chocolate Cookies (twice), Easy Chocolate Fudge (twice), Christmas Crack (twice), these Chewy Ginger Cookies (twice), PLUS Holiday Microwave Fudge – 4 Ways, which is coming to the blog tomorrow (and you guessed it – I’ve made that twice, too 😉 ).
The SMTY fridge is completely packed with holiday treats and luckily we have some really awesome neighbors who generously took quite a few treats off our hands for us. 😉 Thanks guys!
These Chewy Ginger Cookies in particular were a hit all around!
If you’ve never made ginger cookies before, the basic ingredients are butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, flour, baking soda, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, salt, and molasses.
But wait! Who actually EVER has molasses on hand?
Not me. That’s for sure.
So instead of using molasses like most Chewy Ginger Cookies use, I used maple syrup!
And guess what? It. Was. Awesome.
The maple syrup still gives you a really nice depth of flavor and coziness and when combined with the ginger, cinnamon, and cloves – it just makes these cookies truly cozy and delicious.
Although I still LOVE my classic peanut butter-y, chocolatey, caramel-y, marshmallow-y, minty cookies, these Chewy Ginger Cookies were a nice change of pace and will definitely be a part of next year’s cookie baking extravaganza!
What’s YOUR favorite Christmas cookie? Show Me the Yummy!
I recommend using this cookie scoop for this recipe!
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