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I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Crinkle, Crinkle Little.........Cookie


There was this little cookie shop in one of our local shopping malls that use to make the best chocolate crinkles. They were a really good size cookie, about 4 inches in diameter and about 3/4 of an inch thick. I bring up the size merely to point out the fact that one cookie should have been enough to satisfy me but they were so good I have actually eaten 3 or 4 at a sitting (Just call me El Pork-O). After awhile it was easy to get this cookie monster thing under control, I would just stay away from the shopping mall.
But then one fateful day, while taking a healthful well paced walk through town this wonderful aroma came wafting my way. Well what do you know, someone opened a really cute little bakery and what’s that in the window along side all the other mouth watering goodies? Crinkles! Chocolate Crinkles, Lemon Crinkles, Vanilla Crinkles and my new favorite, Ginger Crinkles. I’m going to have to do a lot more walking and preferably in a different direction.

Ginger Crinkles

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup dark molasses
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Extra granulated sugar, for rolling

Pre-heat oven to 350

Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Blend in molasses and egg. Sift together the dry ingredients; add to butter mixture and beat well. Chill the dough for at least 1 hour.
Form dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool on baking sheets for at least 3 minutes, until cookies are set, makes about 4 dozen.

8 comments:

Evelin said...

So these are then crinkle cookies too? Getting cleverer with every day...:)

Julie said...

Yes, Evelin and yours look delicious.

nicisme said...

These cookies look really crunchy! I love the way the sugar sparkles on the top!

Julie said...

They are pretty Nic and delicious as well.

Chris said...

YUM!

Julie said...

I agree Chris

aamena said...

wow those cookies look so nice, love those tiny cracks!

Julie said...

Thank you aamena