'Tis Cookie Season ~~~ Spicy Crinkle Cookies


’Tis the season, bags of flour, sticks of butter and jars of spices on the counters, with cookie tins ready to be packed. 

 
Every year at this time, I make a plethora of Christmas cookies ~ last year the tally was 51 dozen.  Cookies for my family, and cookies to share with neighbors, friends, and more.

They’re holiday cookies in one way or another, there isn’t a chocolate chip cookie in the bunch.

Generally, they’re dainty two or three-bite cookies in a variety of shapes with a dab of jam or frosting.  Some are nut-filled, or rolled in coconut, some are topped with crushed peppermint.  Maybe they are cut-out cookies or cookies filled with some sort of chocolate candy or dipped in white chocolate or dark chocolate; the possibilities are endless...


In other words,  Christmas cookies are not an ordinary cookie.  They’re made in a variety of colors and ingredients, they must hold their shape well, keep well, and most importantly, they must taste good.  

That’s the segue way to this good sparkling cookie, spicy, chewy and filled with good flavor...

SPICY CRINKLE COOKIES
Printable recipe

Ingredients:
¾ cup shortening
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
¼ cup molasses
2¼ cups flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground cloves
½ cup coarse turbinado or sparkling sugar

Method:
Beat shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until soft and creamy; gradually add brown sugar, and beat well.
Add egg and molasses, mixing well.
Combine flour and next 5 ingredients; add flour mixture to shortening mixture, mixing well.
Cover; chill 2 hours.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls, and roll in sugar.
Place 2” apart on lightly greased cookie sheets.
Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes.
Remove cookies to wire racks to cool.

Enjoy!


30 comments:

  1. Not sure what sparling sugar is but the look delicious. Hope all is well Diane

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  2. Woohoo! Christmas cookie season is here!

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    1. Hi Son! It's one of your favorite times - cookie season. Love

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  3. Pam, We love cookies too...but 51 dozen!! WOW!!That's 612 cookies. You must be very popular with friends and neighbors! These cookies sound and look great. The perfect flavor for the Holidays... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Hi Dave! Yes, that was a lot of cookies, it's about that many every year. These are good spicy cookies! Take care

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  4. Those crinkle cookies are absolutely divine! I must bake a batch soon because holiday means sweet treats, esp. cookies!

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    1. Thanks, Angie! Yes, it wouldn't be Christmas without Christmas cookies. 😉 Take care

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  5. What energy you have! I'm not really baking at all this year.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Mae! It takes time, energy and patience. I'm through with it now this year. Take care

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  6. Really like the hit of ginger and cloves in these cookies. They must taste wonderful! Terrific recipe -- thanks.

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    1. Thanks, John! Ginger is great in cookies!

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  7. It seems you are as popular as your cookies, with lots of family, friends and neighbors.
    Your homemade cookies look perfect! Holidays are the best time for baking and experiencing with recipes.

    In the jewish tradition , every major holiday has its specific cookie. Now,during Hannukah we eat doughnuts, during Purim we have earshaped cookies (Haman's ears) with various fillings, during Shavuot feast we eat a variety of pastries filled with cheese and raisins, at New Year - honey cake and honey cookies.

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    1. Hi Duta! That's interesting with your tradition, I had a great friend who followed that also. Thanks and have a great week!

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  8. SPICY CRINKLE COOKIES?....sound great.

    thank you for sharing your recipe.

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    1. Thanks, Tanza! They're good, not overly sweet.

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  9. Pam, I'm a seasonal cookie maker and eater myself but 51 dozen. That's a big bunch of yumminess. If a cookie has ginger and molasses in it, I'm all in. This one is going to get made soon. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Ron! This is about the only time of year I make cookies, so I go at it full blast. I like this cookie because of the molasses flavor, nice and spicy. Thanks and take care.

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  10. very nice cookies and look nice

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  11. 51 dozen cookies, that’s amazing. We are baking similar cookies tomorrow in our State Park Victorian kitchen for the yearly Christmas celebration.

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    1. Hi Gerlinde! That's a lot of cookies, and I've just finished making about that many this year. That sounds great with your baking at the state park. Bet it was fun!

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  12. I'm really impressed...51 dozen cookies! We should call you the cookie queen. I'm having problems on leaving comments so I'm doing this as anonymous. Karen (Back Road Journal)

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    1. Thanks, Karen! Glad you found a way to leave a comment! I'll answer to about anything. ☺ Have a good week!

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  13. Holy Cow that's a lot of cookies!!! Will it hurt to let these chill overnight?
    Here's a link to our Christmas tradition - you may already know this recipe as a different name... http://simplecookery.blogspot.com/2017/12/grandma-tonas-adventures.html

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    1. Hi Marge! Yes, you can chill the dough overnight. Just set it out about 30 minutes before baking so dough is easy to handle. Thanks!

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  14. I think everyone is amazed at how many cookies you make each year, Pam! These spicy crinkles look delicious and so pretty :)

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    1. Hi Susan! Yes, it's a lot of cookies. I'm done baking for the season, given the cookies away and relaxing now! Take care

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