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Ginger Softies

Just a quick post to share a favorite Christmas cookie recipe. Although, I think they’re far too good to only make at Christmas! Hope you enjoy these ginger softies, as I fondly call them :)

Ginger Softies | Simply Mrs. Edwards

Ginger Softies

  • 2 c. sugar + extra for rolling cookies in
  • 1 1/2 c. softened butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c. molasses
  • 4 1/2 c. flour
  • 4 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  1. Cream together sugar, softened butter, eggs, and molasses. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl sift flour, baking soda, ginger, cloves, and salt.
  3. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture. Mix until just combined.
  4. Chill dough for about 30 minutes, or until firm.
  5. Shape into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar to coat. Place on greased sheet pans about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake at 350 F for 8-12 minutes, or until set. Be careful not to bake these too long! You’ll want to pull them out when they start to crack and still have some moisture on the top.
  7. Cool on wire racks and ENJOY!

These cookies could make a perfect snack for a certain white bearded jolly man :)

Ginger Softies | Simply Mrs. Edwards

I hope that you have a great Christmas with those who you love the most!

Holly & jolly,
Mrs. Edwards


Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies // Simply Mrs. Edwards

A few months ago, I took the plunge and began cutting gluten out of my diet. It has been the roughest yet most rewarding diet change I’ve ever made. Cutting gluten out has helped me immensely with migraines but sometimes I crave the stuff like nobody’s business. I love baking and have really missed being able to easily (and inexpensively) whip up a loaf of bread or batch of cookies. Well, I think I’ve finally found a good solution for my cookie cravings! And guess what…it only requires 3 ingredients, all of which you most likely have in your cupboard! These cookies are amazing, even if you don’t have to avoid gluten like the plague.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drop the dough in teaspoon sized dollops.
  4. Place sheet in the freezer for about an hour. Remove from freezer and using a fork, flatten cookies.
  5. Bake for 7-10 minutes. Let cool completely on the pan and remove with a spatula.
  6. ENJOY!

This makes a pretty small batch, which is great for me because I may or may not be tempted to eat them all in one sitting. The recipe can easily be doubled or tripled if you’d like. Hope you love these just as much as I do!

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies // Simply Mrs. Edwards

Thankful for cookies,
Mrs. Edwards