Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Baking Part 2

I love how my home smells right now!

Ginger Molasses Crinkle Cookies B

These cookies are based on this Ginger Molasses Crinkle Cookies recipe I found in a Canadian Living Magazine a few years back. What I love about this recipe, other than the flavour, is the fact that the fat in the cookie is vegetable oil, so it is a cookie whose dough takes about 5 minutes to make and you don't have to worry about having to soften the butter or anything like that.

Of course, I made changes to the recipe. I approach my knitting the same way - I always have to make it a bit different. These are my changes:

1) I added 1/2 tsp of cardomom to the dry mixture.
2) Rather than rolling the balls in normal white sugar, I roll them in turbinado sugar (raw sugar with large crystals) for that extra crunch and richer flavour.

I love the texture of these cookies when cooked - they are crispy on the outside, but still retain some of the chewiness in the middle.

And because I couldn't resist another picture:

Ginger Molasses Crinkle Cookies A

Enjoy!

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I even have a WiP to show off:

Sam's hat

It doesn't look like much right now, but it will be a present for a little boy I know.

17 comments:

Teri said...

I think you need to share that recipe with the masses - looks yummy - and the sugar makes them sparkle!

tara said...

I was waiting for Part 2. MMMMmmmm Cardomom. Yummy.

Zonda said...

Oh, those look really good!

Bezzie said...

ARe they chewy? I'm looking for a good chewy gingerbread-esque cookie.

Disco said...

i LOVE the colours on that wip. I'll trot off to ravelry to look them up :0)

Oh, and you have my mouth watering with those cookies - and it's only breakfast time!!!

Anonymous said...

Ditto to what Teri said, I want that recipe, I love ginger cookies and have never found a good recipe for them. mmmmm.... I am drooling. Love you! Jaimes

Beverly said...

I'm not much for ginger cookies, but the flash glinting off those sugar crystals makes me want to chow down. Yum.

Got your card, love. Thanks!

Lee said...

I’m gaining weight just looking at those cookies. Sigh.

kemtee said...

Must eat cookies. Now. And I don't HAVE any.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Those look delicious!! And I love that I don't have to mix the butter...I may just make these yet!

Nell said...

Yum! I bet your house does smell amazing!

tara said...

I was just thinking "Is there going to be a Part 3?"

Anonymous said...

Jo, I must say that those cookies are absolutley amazing. William and I made them this morning and omg they rock. Jaime and William

Batty said...

Hey, I also just baked some ginger crinkle cookies! Yours look big and yummy, I want to eat them.

freshisle said...

You're making me hungry! Those look absolutely yummy.

Life's a Stitch said...

I love those online Canadian Living recipes. Yumm, I used to make those cookies as a kid.

Teri said...

Okay _ I've made 2 batches so far! Sans cardomom (sorry, just can't do it!) The first batch was a bit over cooked... let's call those ones ginger Snaps! The second batch though - perfection! I made smaller cookies, and cooked them at 325 for 9-20 minutes... pure heaven! I've had more milk today than I have in a long time!!

Thanks joey!