When Fall is near, my baking skills kick up a notch. My kitchen is a mess but smells divine. How about you? These homemade crispy salted ginger cookies will sure make your kitchen smell like Fall has already arrived.
I get a lot of my Fall baking inspiration from my favorite magazine that I subscribe to. This cookie recipe came from the Oct/Nov 2017 issue of the every so popular MaryJanesFarm magazine. I, however, like to put my own spin to the recipes I make. Sometimes I change up the whole recipe to make it my own, other times I switch out just a few ingredients to make it healthier.
Using ingredients that I like to bake with always requires me to change up a recipe I find. Nevertheless, these ginger cookies are divine, and my 7 year old loves them. That’s always a win-win.
Homemade Crispy Salted Ginger Cookies
Makes 36 Cookies
- 1 cup Kerrygold butter, softened
- 3/4 cup Turbinado sugar, divided
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup molasses
- 1 egg
- 2-1/4 cups 100% whole wheat flour
- 2-1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt (yes, that much)
Icing (optional, but why!):
- 1-1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbs any milk (I used coconut milk)
- Preheat over to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment or wax paper.
- With a mixer, cream butter, 1/2 cup sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add molasses and egg; beat until smooth.
- In a medium bowl, combine wheat flour, ground ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Add wheat flour mixture to butter mixture and stir until soft dough forms.
- Roll dough into 1-1/2″ balls and roll in remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Place cookies 2″ apart on prepared baking sheets.
- Using a fork, press down on dough ball to form a flat cookie with ripples.
- Bake 14 minutes. Immediately place on cooling rack and let cool completely.
- To make icing, combing powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl and mix until smooth. Pour into a squeeze bottle and drizzle over cookies.
I love how the large sugar crystals make the cookies look so pretty. So, be sure to use a brand like Turninado for the large crystals and for the fact that these are raw cane sugar (less processed).
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I know you’ll love these Fall Homemade Crispy Salted Ginger Cookies for your family. If you’re looking for the most delicious strawberry bread you can make yourself, I’ve got it. I’ve been making this recipe since the early 80’s. There wasn’t a Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday that I didn’t make it up until recently when I decided to venture out more and make something different! This is a must see – Homemade Old Fashion Holiday Strawberry Bread