Ginger Crinkles

Before we get to the cookie of the day, here is a picture of the gingerbread house I just finished decorating for my friend Daryle. He works in IT. He wanted a cloud computing house. Cloud Computing GIngerbread House

Right, now on to day 15 of the Christmas Cookie Countdown. This is one of my most requested cookies. They are soft and chewy, and spicy with a double hit of ginger. They are also one of the easiest cookies to make.

Ginger Crinkles

My friend Sue was looking for a ginger cookie recipe recently. Sue, this is for you. This one is adapted from Alice Medrich’s Cookies and Brownies.

Ginger Crinkles

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 4 oz. butter
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • coarse white sugar for decorating (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream the butter with the molasses and sugars.
  3. Beat in the ground ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and salt.
  4. Beat in the egg.
  5. Stir in the flour and crystallized ginger until just blended.
  6. Roll heaping tablespoonfuls of the dough into balls.
  7. Roll the balls in the coarse sugar (if using) and place them on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  8. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until the puff up, crack, and deflate.
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