19 December 2008

gingerbread crinkles

Maybe you can't call them gingersnaps because they're not hard. I don't know, but chewy ginger cookies is a boring name. I need a better one. These are my neighbor gifts and Dan's favorite cookies. (Thanks to Pam, I'm changing the name of these cookies to gingerbread crinkles.)

The recipe (which I got online from someone named Judd Antin):

2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup dark molasses
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375. Whisk first 7 dry ingredients together, set aside. Beat shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, molasses, and vanilla to shortening sugar mixture and mix until just combined. Mix dry ingredients into wet one cup at a time. Form dough into 1 inch balls and coat balls in sugar. Bake for 9 - 11 minutes. Golden and cracked is a good sign. Makes 2 1/2 - 3 dozen.


Jan said...

Leigh, I won some of your earrings from My Favorite Things!! I'm SOOO excited!! I've never won a give-away before!! :) And I love those red coral earrings!!

How fun!! Thanks!!

Jocelyn said...

These look yummy and I'm going to a cookie exchange tomorrow and still have to bake cookies. I think I might try these. Thanks for the recipe!

ang said...

nice! how many cookies does that make?

polka dots said...

i love gingersnaps. My favorite cookie. When do I get mine?

Pam said...

I make a very similar cookie from our YW red cookbook - maybe you have it from when you lived in Phx. They are called Molasses Crinkles...maybe Gingerbread Crinkles is a better name. Yummy whatever they are called. Also, you can freeze them after you roll them in sugar and have them on hand whenever you need some fresh cookies for something.

Pam said...

Oops, I meant CRACKLES, not crinkles.

ang said...

thank you! i think i'm going to try them today...

ang said...

I DID make them! And they were great!!

Tabitha said...

And they were delightful!!!

Stephanie said...

I'm going to try these. Gingerbread chewy cookies are my favorites, I'll compare recipes.