Teresa’s Bake Shop – Christmas Cookie Extravaganza – 2013
Well, here we are again–ready to roll out this year’s Christmas cookie offerings! Ginger Crinkles are the first cookie I baked this year out of the 3,000-5,000 cookies we bake each year for family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, church members, and service providers. John and I have already had people contacting us wanting to see if they are on our Christmas Cookie list this year! No kidding. 🙂
I made Ginger Crinkles for the first time several years ago for one of our Christmas Cookie Extravaganza’s and had a lot of people comment on how much they enjoyed them, so I decided to make this cookie again this year. These delicious spice cookies are rolled in sugar before baking.
I used Turbinado sugar because I wanted to clear it out of my pantry, but you can use regular sugar or colored sugar if you want a more festive theme. If you enjoy spicy cookies you will love these easy cookies made with ginger, cloves, cinnamon, molasses and corn syrup. Ginger Crinkles are crispy and crunchy rather than soft and chewy. So if you enjoy crunchy cookies that are a little harder than others, you’ll enjoy these, especially if you enjoy spice cookies.
However, if you prefer your cookies a little softer and plumper, then add a little extra flour to the recipe and you should be good to go.
If you’re looking for ideas for Christmas Cookie Exchanges, holiday or Christmas parties, or cookies to give to friends and family then consider these easy and economical cookies. I do recommend that you watch the time on your oven. Since I’m usually baking 4 or more racks at a time, the cookies take longer to bake then if only one or two racks of cookies are baking at a time.
Ginger Crinkles are a wonderful spice cookie.
I brought Ginger Crinkles back this year for our Christmas Cookie Extravaganza because they have been so well received in years gone by.
These are great cookies to take along to holiday parties.
Here’s what I did.
Soften butter. (Don’t let the pictures fool you. I was making about 5 batches at a time of this recipe). Add sugar.
Add dark corn syrup, molasses, salt, ginger, ground cloves, and cinnamon.
Mix all ingredients together with an electric mixer.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. (Bleached flour toughens baked goods).
Stir ingredients with a wooden spoon until combined.
Roll dough into balls. Then roll balls into granulated sugar, colored sugar, or Turbinado sugar.
Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. Place cookies on cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 for about 12-14 minutes or until cookies are done.
Here’s a plate of Ginger Crinkles ready to be bagged and frozen.
Ginger Crinkles are a superb cookie – one your family will love. Take a plate of these to your office and they will be gobbled down as quick as you snap your fingers!
These cookies have great texture and are really gooey and chewy inside.
Here’s the recipe.
- 1 cup Land ‘O Lakes butter softened at room temperature
- 1 ½ cups Dixie Crystals sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 tbsp. Karo dark corn syrup
- ½ cup Grandma’s molasses
- 3 cups Gold Medal UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. ginger
- ¼ tsp. ground cloves
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ½-3/4 cup granulated sugar for coating (I used Turbinado sugar)
- Turn the oven on to 375˚.
- Put butter, 1 ½ cups sugar, egg, corn syrup, molasses, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt into a bowl.
- Mix with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Add flour and stir with a wooden spoon until combined.
- Roll into 1 ½ inch balls.
- Put the remaining sugar (or Turbinado sugar) into a small bowl.
- Roll the balls one at a time in the sugar to coat them.
- Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.
- Arrange the balls on the prepared cookie sheets approximately 2 inches apart.
- Bake on the center rack in the oven for 12-14 minutes.
- Cool Completely.
- Store in a container with a lid.
Don’t Ginger Crinkles look wonderful?
Ginger Crinkles are amazing spice cookies. The flavors are incredible. These actually get better on the second day!
Ginger Crinkles are a wonderful treat for holiday entertaining.