Valentine's Day Ginger Crinkles
How we did it:
- butter (room temperature) (2 1/4 cups)
- sugar (2 1/4 cups)
- eggs (3)
- salt (3/4 tsp)
- baking soda (5 1/2 tsp)
- cinnamon (2 1/2 tsp)
- ginger (2 tsp)
- flour (6 cups)
- molasses (1 cup)
- cloves (2 1/2 tsp)
Mix together all ingredients. Chill dough. Roll into balls and dip top half in sugar. For a flatter cookie, use the bottom of a cup to slightly tap down each cookie before baking. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Don't overcook, you want them moist and chewy. Allow to cool. To add the hearts on top simply melt red and pink chocolate in the microwave. Using a ziploc bag with a tiny hole cut out of one corner as a piping bag, draw a heart on the top of each cookie.
This delicious recipe is from my sister-in-law and it's always a favorite around Christmas time, only the cookies are typically dipped in white chocolate. I'd been craving a batch of these yummies and had to think up some excuse to make them after the holidays, so valentine's cookies it was. :)
This recipe makes a huge batch, but they freeze really well so are perfect for making ahead. We've got our cookies all made and will be giving them out to the kids teachers for Valentine's Day. Yippee for getting one thing crossed off the old to do list.