Friday, June 04, 2010

Ginger Spice Cookies

These ginger spice cookies just scream out holiday cookie,especially in the Christmas season.However you can definitely make and bake them anytime of the season.They have a wonderful mixture of spices that work so well together in the baking process and have a great attractive appearance.I was very much eager to make this recipe because I have never baked or eaten a ginger spice cookie/gingersnap.I was very surprised how delicious these cookies were.

The recipe was very simple to follow and I only altered a small part for the making of my cookies, involving the topping.( See: What I Did) The cookies had a wonderful spice aroma and a great crunchy,soft ,and crumbly texture.The taste was mildly sweet with a strong spice of ginger and cinnamon.They are great for holidays and giving away as gifts for Christmas, birthdays or any special event.So enjoy the cookies.

Ginger Spice Crisscross Cookies (Adapted From Ginger Spice Thumbnails From Debbie Mumm Old fashions Cookies)

Printable Version

1/2 cup butter,softened
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 3/4 tsp ground ginger
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Granulated sugar

1. Preheat to 350F. 
2.Use a nonstick pan, grease cookie sheet or parchment paper lined.
3. Cream softened butter and brown sugar in large bowl (cut in pieces).
4.Add molasses and eggs, beat.
5. In medium size bowl, combine flour,ginger,cinnamon, baking soda and salt. 
6. Slowly add dry mix to butter mixture, beating after each addition.
7. Add granulated sugar to a small bowl.
8. Shape dough into 1 tbsp balls about 1 inch.
9. Roll each in the sugar until fully coated
10.Place cookie on the pan.
11.Take a fork and make prints on the cookies ( parallel and vertical)
12.Bake about 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Edges will be harden when done.
13. Cool on sheet and then transfer to wire rack for full cooling


  1. The words "ginger-spice" caught my eye. I really like using ginger and these cookies sound and look tasty. Lotsa ginger used in the recipe. Thanks for sharing - will bookmark to give it a try!

  2. we agree with cristine...the word ginger spice caught our attention too. love ginger and the spicy taste....


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