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Ginger crunch cookies

October 27, 2008

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“Row row, row your boat gently down the stream, merrily merrily merrily, merrily life is but a dream”.

 

This is a lovely rhyme that I and my son often love to murmur when we walk down together to the bus stop. I believe life is a dream, our dreams mirror our aspiration and we have to live completely to achieve it. To live to find out our purpose on this planet and to be part of the aura that is this mystery we call life. I always wanted to have a space of mine where I can find solace and peace, a place where I can ramble my thoughts and my feelings and share some my culinary jaunt, I love to experiment with recipes and always love to try out that which has a bit of charm and uniqueness to it. I have thrown lots of ingredients into the dust but I still keep trying and love to dig, again and again like an ardent explorer. The dream I had cherished led me discover the wonderful world of food blog where newness pops every second, where experiments are limitless, where like minded people admire and render sweet notes to your dreams.

 Like many of you, browsing recipes led me to come across link after links, and I feel elated to be part of this journey in my little boat in this endless stream. I love to dream and soar high in the skies and yet also love to be grounded to pin my aspirations, my dreams, and my desire.

Coming back to my recipe. I have always loved the subtle ginger and this cookie has taken my fancy and often dotes my cookie jar. I had tasted the store brought cookies and was repelled by its toughness and zero crunchiness. It was too tough to bite. Ginger cookies are ought to be crunchy. This cookies are flavoured with both ginger and cinnamon.

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Update —2017— I made these divine cookies again … and updated few latest pictures.

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Ginger crunch cookies
Author: Shibani Of Pearlsofeast
Ginger crunch cookies
Ingredients
  • 2-1/3 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar,
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 250g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1large egg
  • 1/3 cup molasses
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.Using an electric mixer, beat½ cup of the granulated sugar, brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy, 3-5 minutes. Add the egg and beat until frothy add the molasses, mix well and scrape down the sides of the bowl again.
  2. Add the dry ingredients, then mix on low speed until just incorporated. Do not over mix. The dough will be very soft; refrigerate it for about one hour, or until firm enough to roll.
  3. Set rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 175 “C. Line a baking sheet.
  4. Place the remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a shallow bowl. Form the dough into 1-inch balls and roll in the sugar to coat.
  5. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart , then flatten slightly with your fingers. Bake for 10 minutes, until set and golden on the outside and slightly soft on the inside. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. Refrigerate the dough between batches. The cookies will keep for several days in an airtight container.

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  • Reply Cham October 27, 2008 at 5:49 am

    What a poetic post! Lovely ginger cookies 🙂 Wish you a Happy Diwali to you and your Family

  • Reply Rachel October 27, 2008 at 6:55 am

    That was a lovely read S!

  • Reply Divya Vikram October 28, 2008 at 12:43 am

    That is a lovely write up dear..Ginger crunchies lok too prett!y

  • Reply Usha October 28, 2008 at 12:43 am

    Lovely post…the ginger cookies look perfect 🙂

  • Reply Veron October 28, 2008 at 12:43 am

    these ginger cookies sound divine. this is the third blog I’ve seen using ginger in sweets…must be in the air :).

  • Reply anudivya October 28, 2008 at 12:43 am

    What a deep post! Loved reading it.
    Wish you a very happy Deepavali.

  • Reply Zesty Cook October 28, 2008 at 12:43 am

    wow – that is an awesome post… I am going to stumble it!! great ginger cookies… one of my favs.

    thanks for sharing
    zesty

  • Reply Sireesha October 28, 2008 at 12:43 am

    WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS DIWALI PEARL SOFT……

    Excellent Ginger cookies…

  • Reply sowmya October 28, 2008 at 12:43 am

    Looks fantastic..another beautiful recipe again…
    Happy Diwali

  • Reply Uma October 28, 2008 at 5:10 am

    Looks like you’re in poetic mood today! enjoyed reading your post (of course every post!). I am not that fan of ginger cookies, but your cookies tempting me grab one from the picture.

  • Reply Vicki October 28, 2008 at 6:01 am

    Beautiful cookies! Ginger is one of my favorite spices, it works so well in everything.

  • Reply Jo October 28, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Happy Diwali to you and your family! The cookies do look yummy and I love ginger ones at that.

  • Reply Daziano October 29, 2008 at 12:04 am

    Nice comforting cookies and what a wonderful flower!

  • Reply meeso October 29, 2008 at 12:04 am

    Ginger cookies! Must smell great right out of the oven!

  • Reply Mansi October 29, 2008 at 12:04 am

    ooh, that looks lovely! so when are you inviting us for Tea gal?:)

    wish you a Happy Diwali!

  • Reply Rico October 29, 2008 at 12:04 am

    Thx for dropping by on my blog. I just would like to add that your ginger biscuits are looking amazing too..and I love ginger deserts, just sorry I can’t grab one and eat it.

    http://ricocoffeeshop.blogspot.com

  • Reply Archy October 29, 2008 at 12:04 am

    Happy Deepavali to U an ur Family !!
    Wow Cookies looks so nice an crispy !!

  • Reply ANJALI J. October 29, 2008 at 12:04 am

    Wish u a very Happy Diwali.
    lovely looking cookies

  • Reply Canary October 29, 2008 at 12:04 am

    After seeing the your blog, it really seems anyone can cook or rather should cook 🙂

  • Reply TBC October 29, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    The presentation is lovely…very English! 😀

    Happy Diwali, Shibani!

  • Reply Sia October 31, 2008 at 12:24 am

    ur pics leave me breathless 🙂 lovely, lovely pics…

  • Reply Aparna November 3, 2008 at 11:40 am

    I love ginger flavoured cookies and am the only one here, though. But I have never tried making them. Yours are tempting me. Its almost teatime and I’m hungry.:)

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