There's no better time than Thanksgiving to join friends at table and share good food.  

This year we've gathered around a virtual table and shared Thanksgiving recipes with our friends at the Food Network, Bon Appetit, Epicurious and more to complete a full, potluck dinner.

We jumped at the chance to give thanks to our sweet tooth, and share some delicious Ginger Molasses Sugar Cookies.  

If you think Thanksgiving desserts have to be all about pie, these Ginger Molasses Sugar Cookies are just the thing to change your mind. With a delicious combination of ginger, cloves and cinnamon it's like biting into the holiday season. They make the perfect addition to any dessert table or can be packaged up decoratively as a hostess gift or party favor for your guests.

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Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 Cup of flour
  • 4 Teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 2 Teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 3 sticks of butter - room temperature
  • 2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs - room temperature
  • 1/2 Cup molasses
  • White granulated sugar for rolling

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, salt and baking soda. Set aside.

Step 2

In a large bowl, or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together the butter and sugar until light a fluffy. About 5 minutes.

Step 3

Next, add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Beat in molasses. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the dry mixture until incorporated.

Step 4

Make 2 inch rounds (I like to use an ice cream scoop to insure the cookies are the same size), roll in sugar and bake for 12-14 minutes.

Step 5

The total time will depend on your particular oven.