Tooth shatteringly hard cookies with a hint of ginger. Eating them with strong coffee reminds me of the steamy night markets of Morocco.
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 2 cups self-rising flour
- 3 tablespoons ground ginger
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets.
In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, egg, and molasses until smooth. Combine the flour and ginger; stir into the molasses mixture until well blended. Drop large teaspoonfuls of dough about 3 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes on the top shelf of your oven. Reduce the oven temperature to 280 degrees F (137 degrees C). Allow the cookies to cool, then return them to a warm oven for 10 more minutes to dry out and become crispy.