At first glance, these cookies may fool you! Although they look like Peanut Butter Blossoms, they are in fact, a lovely holiday invention I call Ginger Kiss Cookies. A nice twist on the expected peanut butter cookie! I’ll let you decide whether or not you warn your friends or just surprise them.
Christmas needs a little ginger
I believe an assortment of holiday cookies always needs to include something that hints of gingerbread. Maybe that’s because ginger is one of my all-time favorite spices! It’s one of the rare seasonings that is as delightful in savory dishes as it is in sweets! So naturally it needs to make it’s warm, spicy appearance during the season of all things nostalgic, cozy and delicious! I’m drooling now.
I have many lovely ginger cookie recipes that I hope to share with you someday! But recently in my kitchen, I made a batch of these Ginger Kiss Cookies at the same time as my Peanut Butter Blossoms. I was curious to see if they would look exactly the same, but here you can tell that the molasses in the Ginger Kiss Cookies tint them a shade darker. I wanted to share both recipes so that you could compare them in your kitchen as well.
And ginger loves a little chocolate
Traditional ginger, spice or molasses cookies don’t include chocolate. That’s something that our generation has added. And chocolate is a glorious addition! These can be topped with any chocolate you like, even white chocolate is very nice, but I’m a sucker for dark chocolate. And that’s what I have pictured in the side-by-side photo. The other photos have the tradional Hershey’s chocolate kiss.
- ¾ cup softened butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup molasses
- 2 ¼ cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- Hersheys kisses (I use dark chocolate)
- Preheat oven to 350⁰F.
- Cream together butter, brown sugar, egg and molasses. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt and spices until well combined.
- Roll into 1” balls. Roll balls into granulated sugar and then place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove and place a chocolate kiss in the center of each cookie, pressing down slightly.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 169Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 179mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g
So don’t forget to put a little ginger in your Christmas this year! Maybe you’ll need some Peanut Butter Blossoms as well so people can tell the difference.