Welcome back friends! This week we’ll be baking Merlin’s soft ginger cookies from Disney’s The Sword in the Stone.
This recipe is featured when Arthur drops in on Merlin for the first time. Of course Merlin is expecting him, with tea and these large delicious-looking cookies waiting for him!
I am a fan of chewy cookies and these are perfect! All the taste of a gingersnap or gingerbread, but with more bounce! They pair well with black tea, but I’m sure you could experiment with other types of beverages too!
MERLIN’S SOFT GINGER COOKIES
- 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons of ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 3/4 cup of butter, softened
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon of water
- 1/4 cup of molasses
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt, then set this bowl aside.
- In another large bowl, use a hand mixer to cream together the butter and the 1 cup of sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the egg and then the molasses and water to the creamed butter, and mix again thoroughly.
- Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated. The dough will be soft and slightly sticky when ready.
- Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator to chill for at least one hour or more, then remove the dough from the refrigerator.
- Preheat the oven to 350F and line a large baking sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper.
- Place the remaining 1/2 cup of granulated sugar to a small mixing bowl and set it aside.
- Scoop out portions of 1 to 2 tablespoons of dough, rolling them into balls bout an inch to an inch and a half in diameter. Toss each cookie dough ball in the bowl of sugar to coat, then place them on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes (this varies per oven so keep an eye on them) or until the top of the cookie begins to crinkle and the bottom sides turn golden brown.
- Let cookies rest on the baking sheet for 5 to 10 minutes. Then transfer them to a wire cooking rack to cool completely.