I knew I had to make these myself when my aunt brought them to our house and they disappeared within minutes. My cousin (who the cookies were supposed to be for) was quite angry about this little incident because the whole family simply ignored his rippling muscles and scary protective demeanor to eat them all up, didn’t anyone teach him to share ?
Chrissy and I have a little saying that is appropriately used when we create something scrumptious. It is said like so: “By George, we’ve done it again!” [always stated loudly and confidently]. We are well aware that this is not how the actual saying goes, but it’s so fitting that we can’t help but say this out loud after our first bite of something delish. These cookies definitely deserved a “By George, Betty (Crocker that is) has done it again!” Read’em and weep (tears of joy only please):
Betty’s Ginger Crinkle Cookie:
Makes 48 cookies
Pre-heat oven 375 degrees
Mix together and set aside:
2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
In mixing bowl combine:
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup shortening or cooking oil
1/4 cup molasses
After mixing these together add flour mixture. Warning: Mix with caution, the batter is so hefty I could smell the motor burning in my hand-me-down mixer from 1986.
Roll in 1 ¼” balls then dip the tops in sugar. See how we made Christmas colored sugar below!
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes on a cooling rack then move to a plate, walk straight to your sofa, cuddle up with a blanket, turn on The Christmas Carol and finally take a bite. Then another bite, then another bite…then go get another cookie.
Save some money, make your own colored sugar:
Put ¼ cup of sugar in a Ziploc bag. Add 2-3 drops of desired food coloring. Rub the sugar around in the bag until it is thoroughly mixed and colored. Then dip the tops of your Ginger Crinkle cookies in it!
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