Ginger Crackles

It’s time to do some Christmas baking!

Though you could make these cookies any time of year, they produce (for me) the quintessential Christmas-y smell. Gingerbread cookies, small enough that you can grab a handful without anyone noticing. Also because this recipe makes a lot of cookies. That’s okay, because it’s Christmas and you can give some away as gifts.

Here’s what happens.

Start by adding the sugar to the shortening.

Add the sugar to the shortening (a whatfoodimade action shot!).

Add the sugar to the shortening (a whatfoodimade action shot!).

Blend those two ingredients together.
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Add the egg and molasses to the sugar and shortening.

Egg is in, then the molasses is added (in a whatfoodimade action shot™!)

Egg is in, then the molasses is added (in a whatfoodimade action shot™!)

Tip: if the measuring cup is sprayed with cooking oil before measuring a sticky ingredient like molasses, it will leave the cup more easily. And there will be less clean up to do. Not quite a Christmas miracle, but still good.

Proof that the tip works.

Proof that the tip works.

All the wet ingredients combined.

Wet ingredients.

Wet ingredients.

Flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

Add the spices to the flour and salt.

Add the spices to the flour and salt.

Dry ingredients combined.

All the dry ingredients.

All the dry ingredients.

Cookie dough.

Ginger Crackle cookie dough.

Ginger Crackle cookie dough.

Ready to roll.

Assembly station.

Assembly station.

Balls of dough getting sugar coated.

Getting sugar coated.

Getting sugar coated.

Into the oven.

Rolled and ready for the oven.

Rolled and ready for the oven.

They are gingery and cracked. They are just right.

Enlarged to show detail

Enlarged to show detail

Ginger Crackles.

Ginger Crackle cookies.

Ginger Crackle cookies.

Ginger Crackles

Ingredients

2 c. flour
1 tbsp. ginger
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1/4 c. molasses
(Extra sugar for rolling)

Method

Cream shortening and sugar very well. Add egg and molasses to this and stir.

Sift flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together. Add gradually to other mix and combine.

Roll into small balls; roll the balls in granulated sugar. Place on cookie sheet 1 inch apart. Bake at 350° for 5-10 minutes.

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5 thoughts on “Ginger Crackles

  1. Wow! Looks so nice. Thank you for this amazing recipe. I will try it for sure (As soon as I recover from typhoid lol)
    I am looking forward to seeing more cool things from you, so I followed you.

    (My blog PerfectionistYou.Com)

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