It’s that time of year! Time to get your bake on! Cookies, cakes, pies, breads, cinnamon rolls the list can go on and on. But, they all are all about getting your bake on. I’m normally not a huge fan of baking but, when Christmas rolls around I can’t help but be filled with the baking spirt! I made these cookies last year for a cookie exchange and they were a big hit. I love them because they are chewy gingery cookies with chocolate chips and a rum glaze. Who doesn’t want rum glaze on their Christmas cookie!? Aaaaaawesome sauce!
I love to bake cookies especially because they are one of the few things that I can manage to bake without any major issues. Cakes on the other hand tend to be a little hit-or-miss for me. I think I also love baking cookies during Christmas time because it like giving someone an edible hug. Does that sound weird?
If you are looking for a cookie recipe to ship in a care package or to give as an edible gift this recipe is perfect! This recipe makes just over 4 dozen. That means three for gifting and one for you! And, I ate every single one of my cookies, even the crumbs. The combination of ginger and chocolate is swoon worthy. I absolutely love it and I am sure you will too. If your gifting the cookies it’s best to make the glaze extra thin so it will dry for shipping, but feel free to make it as thin or as thick as you like and add a little extra rum if you like too.
- 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 4 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp ground cloves
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tablespoons crystalized ginger
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1½ cups powdered sugar, sifted
- 3 tablespoons spiced rum