Christmas Cookie Extravaganza – 2021
I loved, loved, loved, these fabulous Ginger Meltaways, They’re filled with crystalized ginger! They also include vanilla chips so they have a soft texture with a tiny, little crunch. Amazing. These delightful cookies made our Christmas giving list this year and they were a wonderful addition.
I received a box of assorted candied fruits from Paradise Fruit Company to try out in new recipes. I have been working my way through the box and wondered what I could do with the crystalized ginger. I decided to try a new twist on my Melt-In-Your-Mouth Cookies. I chopped the ginger into smaller pieces. Then I added vanilla chips to increase the flavor. I can’t tell you how delicious these cookies turned out. I gave one to my neighbor when we were out talking in the back yard. She loved it. So did I!
Don’t be afraid to try these jewels. The ginger does not overwhelm the cookie. It adds a very pleasant taste and texture to a melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookie. I hope you give these a try because everyone’s gonna want seconds!
Ginger Meltaways simply melt-in-your-mouth!
Crystalized Ginger makes these cookies pop with flavor!
Every mouthful had me drooling.
These holiday cookies are wonderful for a Christmas Cookie Exchange or any holiday party.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Soften butter. Add granulated sugar, powdered sugar, eggs, baking soda, salt, cream of tartar, vanilla extract and oil.
Mix with an electric mixer until thoroughly combined.
Chop ginger into smaller pieces.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. (Bleached flour toughens baked goods). Add vanilla chips and crystalized ginger.
Stir well to combine.
Roll mixture into balls and place on greased cookie sheets. Refrigerate about one hour before baking. Bake at 350 degrees for about 12-14 minutes or until done.
Every bite was so wonderful. These cookies are soft and chewy, not hard or crunchy.
Ginger Meltaways were fantastic. Thankfully, I packed up most of these for friends, otherwise I would have eaten them all!
If you have a sweet tooth, Ginger Meltaways will cure any craving.
Ginger Meltaways are wonderful with a tall glass of milk!
Here’s the recipe.
(My own concoction)
Take a batch to neighbors or office parties and watch these cookies disappear!
You may never have thought to use crystalized ginger in cookies, but these cookies were so, so good.
This batch makes 6 1/2 dozen cookies. So there are plenty to give away to others.
Enjoy Ginger Meltaways this holiday season!