Triple ginger cookies

Triple ginger cookies are a literally once a year deal. I only want to see them or bake them at Christmas and I have no idea why – they are delicious and there is zero reason to just have them once a year. This, of course, is one of those ridiculous things that every Christmas when I eat half the batch I make, I say I am going to change and make these more often. Nope never have, but maybe that’s what makes them so damn good…is that by December I have missed them so much I can’t wait to shovel them in.
And tbh, I didn’t really seek them out or bake them until maybe the last two or three years. My stepsons’ mother loves them, so I decided to seek out a decent recipe for them. And believe me when I tell you there is some sh-t recipes for these things out there – some are super hard, too spicy (like burn your tongue spicy), a lot don’t taste enough like ginger because they use too many other spices and some have way too much molasses in them, which is just gross.
This recipe from If you Give a Blonde a Kitchen, (also, way to go on the blog name – how I wish I was this clever when I was creating this space) is by far my favorite , crispy on the edges and nice and soft in the middle. And like a crinkle cookie, they are covered in powdered sugar  before baking, which adds a nice extra sweetness that ginger cookies and cakes often lack. If you are a not ginger cookie lover and maker, give these a try, they will change your mind., If you already are a ginger cookie lover try them anyway – you’ll be pleasantly surprised 🙂

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Triple ginger cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes

Ingredients

  • cups  flour
  • 3/4  cup  dark brown sugar
  • 3/4  teaspoon  baking soda
  • tablespoon crystallized ginger
  • tablespoon  ground ginger
  • 1/2  teaspoon  grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3/4  cup  molasses
  • tablespoons  milk
  • 1/2  cup  100 g granulated sugar
  • 1/2  cup  60 g confectioners' sugar

Instructions

  1. In a bowl of a stand mixer add together the flour, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt. Mix with the paddle attachment at low speed until combined. Stop the mixer and add the butter pieces. Mix at medium-low speed until the mixture is tiny crumb-like in texture and appearance.
  2. Continuing on low while the mixer running, add the molasses and milk slowly. Mix until the dough is wet. Increase the speed to medium and mix until thoroughly combined, for only a few seconds.
  3. Place the dough on a board or granite counter and divide it in half. Shape each half of the dough  into two round disks. Cover them in plastic wrap and freeze until firm for about a half hour - or you can make ahead and freeze this for up to a month. Or, if you're a patient and a good organizer, refrigerate the dough 2 hours or overnight.
  4. Heat the oven to 350° F. and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  5. Remove the disks of dough from the fridge and scoop balls of dough by the tablespoon or with a cookie scoop, then roll into dough into balls, about 2-inches in size. Tip: don't overdo the rolling into balls - the dough will get warm and soft (you don't want this to happend). Roll each dough ball in the granulated sugar and then roll them in confectioners’ sugar until the cookies is nice and covered. Put on the cookie dough balls 1-inch apart from each other baking sheet.s and bake about 13 minutes. The centers should be set, but not crispy.
  6. Cool on a wire rack. Store gingerbread crinkle cookies in an airtight container at room temperature, not in the fridge.

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13 Comments

  1. I love ginger…in anything! These triple ginger cookies are right up my alley!

  2. Mmm…these look fantastic! This would be absolutely perfect for a cookie swap except I’d rather eat them all!

  3. I can almost smell these from the picture! Yum yum yum. Anything with molasses in it is always welcome in my house and in my cookie jar!

  4. These cookies look absolutely delicious. It’s such an easy and fun recipe. I might try it this weekend.

  5. I love ginger cookies! I must have a go at making these, they look and sound so tasty 🙂

  6. They look so cute and delicious. I’d love to pack a dozen of them please!

  7. These look so good. I will have to try these.

  8. These look heavenly!

  9. I love ginger cookies. These look so delicious and look like a lot of fun to make!

  10. At Christmas I typically go for cookies with frosting. However I’m also always down to try something different. These look absolutely amazing.

  11. I am a ginger lover, so these will be on my must make list. thanks for sharing!

  12. I like recipes which don’t have eggs. These sound amazing, will try them out.

  13. LOVE Ginger! Pinning to make asap!!
    These sound SO good!!!

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