Ginger Crinkle Cookie

I knew I had to make these myself when my aunt brought them to our house and they disappeared within minutes. My cousin (who the cookies were supposed to be for) was quite angry about this little incident because the whole family simply ignored his rippling muscles and scary protective demeanor to eat them all up, didn’t anyone teach him to share 😉 ?

Betty Crocker's Ginger Crinkle Cookies

Chrissy and I have a little saying that is appropriately used when we create something scrumptious. It is said like so: “By George, we’ve done it again!” [always stated loudly and confidently]. We are well aware that this is not how the actual saying goes, but it’s so fitting that we can’t help but say this out loud after our first bite of something delish. These cookies definitely deserved a “By George, Betty (Crocker that is) has done it again!” Read’em and weep (tears of joy only please):

Betty’s Ginger Crinkle Cookie:

Makes 48 cookies

Pre-heat oven 375 degrees


Mix together and set aside:

2 1/4 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

In mixing bowl combine:

1 cup packed brown sugar

3/4 cup shortening or cooking oil

1/4 cup molasses

1 egg


After mixing these together add flour mixture. Warning: Mix with caution, the batter is so hefty I could smell the motor burning in my hand-me-down mixer from 1986.

Roll in 1 ¼” balls then dip the tops in sugar. See how we made Christmas colored sugar below!

Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes on a cooling rack then move to a plate, walk straight to your sofa, cuddle up with a blanket, turn on The Christmas Carol and finally take a bite.  Then another bite, then another bite…then go get another cookie.


Eat up!

Save some money, make your own colored sugar:

Put ¼ cup of sugar in a Ziploc bag. Add 2-3 drops of desired food coloring. Rub the sugar around in the bag until it is thoroughly mixed and colored. Then dip the tops of your Ginger Crinkle cookies in it!

Perfect Christmas Green!

Put a few drops in and shake it up!


We had some "excess" batter and couldn't resist creating the GIANT cookie!

*If you found us on, thanks for stopping by!! We encourage any and all comments 🙂 Merry Christmas!

From the Little Yellow Kitchen,



6 Comments to “Ginger Crinkle Cookie”

  1. HMMMMMM that sounds about like how it went hahah those cookies look very delicious by the way 🙂

  2. LOL, love the narration

  3. These look good enough to eat from my computer screen 🙂

  4. I really enjoyed the pictures… these look amazing

  5. ahhhh i love these! sooo delicious!

  6. I love that touch of green and red color on those ginger crinkle cookies


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