If you need to bake some cookies for the school or office Christmas party. I've got you covered. If you're not an artist and know that your 'sugar cookie' art is less than beautiful, how about some Ginger Crinkles. It's like ginger snaps married ginger bread and you get a soft chewy cookie which is my fave!
What I've started with is a cup of sugar, then 2/3 cup of vegetable oil you want to mix that with 1 cup sugar in a large bowl just until combined. One of my favorite things on the planet is molasses. Good ole blackstrap molasses. You take a quarter of a cup of that. Love the color, It's like a mahogany color and it smells so good. Combine that.
You're also going to add one egg, it's better to have it at room temperature because it incorporates a lot better. No need for a mixer for this because you don't want to over mix. Those are your wet ingredients. Here's the neat thing about this you mess up fewer bowls. We're going to take our little sifter here. Put it right over the bowl. We've got 2 cups of all purpose flour, a teaspoon of baking soda, a pinch of salt, and here is the star of this show.
You use a fair amount of ginger. You use a teaspoon of cinnamon. You sift that over your wet ingredients. You make sure that's smooth. So you sift that, then incorporate. Get all the wet ingredients to become intimate with the dry ingredients. Once you've got that incorporated you're actually going to take a mini ice scream scoop or a melon baller. That way they're all consistent in size and you're almost there.
Because you need a little round sphere and you drop it in a bowl of sugar and roll it around. You place it on an ungreased cookie sheet. It's kinda like, to me, if you were a kid and you liked playing with play dough this is sorta that same experience, it brings me back to my childhood. Knowing the pay off at the end and how good it tastes. So I'm going to finish these and we're going to get them in the oven.
These are going to go into a 350 degree oven for 8 minutes and I pretty much do it 8 minutes on the dot and you can do it 8-10 because eight leaves it chewy and that's what I like. But if you like more of a ginger snap consistency then go 10 minutes and you will have that.
Because that ginger has such a warm, it just reminds me of Christmas. It's like a Christmas party! Until next time I hope you have a delicious week! Mmm shut the barn door, that's good!