spicy ginger crinkle cookies

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

It's snowed overnight. It's not a lot but it's enough to look out the window and go "oh no, should I shovel that up?" Christmas is seriously j-u-s-t around the corner!!! Have you started your baking???

I haven't. Well, I did start these a couple of weeks back but they are LONG GONE. And if you are looking for a soft, chewy gingerbread like cookie, you have got to try these. Another great recipe from Canadian Living. A nice Christmas cookie.

I better start that baking soon!


spicy ginger crinkle cookies
makes 46 cookies

3/4 cup shortening (I used margarine)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup fancy molasses
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp each baking soda & ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice or cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup granulated sugar

Beat margarine with brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg, molasses and vanilla until smooth. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, allspice and salt. Stir in molasses mixture in 2 additions.

Take tablespoon of dough and roll into ball. Roll into sugar and place about 2 inches apart on parchment paper or rimless baking sheets.

Bake in 350F oven for about 12 minutes* or until flattened, tops are crackled and bottoms are brown. Let cool on pan on racks.

* I took them out at 10 minutes - giving a much softer cookie.

Recipe from: Spicy Ginger Crinkle Cookies, The Complete Canadian Living Cookbook.