Here is a fun and easy recipe from Alison Allen (mom of 2) for Ginger Crinkles that kids can help with in the kitchen. Let them roll the dough in sugar and arrange on the baking sheet for fun winter activity.
Makes about 3 dozen
- 1 cup margarine or butter
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp dark corn syrup
- 1/2 cup mild molasses
- 3 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground gloves
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Put first 5 ingredients in a bowl. Beat on low until blended well, then medium until smooth.
- Add next 6 ingredients. Stir with spoon until mixed.
- Roll into 2 logs. Cut each log into 1 1/2″ sections. Roll each section into a ball.
- Put about 1/4 cup sugar on a plate. Roll about two thirds of the ball in sugar. Place sugar side up on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 12-14 minutes. Let sit on cookie sheet for 1-2 minutes before removing. Should still be soft (better under cooked than overcooked!)
Guest Writer-Alison Allen
Alison is the mother of two and founder of Pineapple Pete Kids line of clothing. Pineapple Pete Kids focuses on creating products for children with skin sensitivities came about after years of struggle trying to find clothing for Alison’s oldest son, who has extremely sensitive skin and often finds clothing to be painful. All Pineapple Pete Kids products are made in Canada in small batches with love and care. The screen printing is done by hand using water based ink. www.pineapplepete.ca.