Saturday, December 18, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Ginger Krinkles!

I love recipes: reading recipes, collecting recipes, dreaming about making recipes. I leave it to the pros, however, and live vicariously through delicious blogs like, and

I was sitting around OD-ing on FaLaLaLa Lifetime TV, hopped up on espresso and squinching back tears, when I met the character for a holiday story I'm now writing--Ginger Krinkles. More research was needed.

I dug out the brown sugar-stained recipe card my mom typed out on an old Olivetti typewriter hundreds of batches ago, and started baking. I love making Ginger Krinkles almost as much as eating them! Almost.

2/3 Cup vegetable oil           2 tsp. baking soda
1 Cup granulated sugar        1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg                                    1 tsp. cinnamon
4 Tablespoons Molasses      1 tsp. ginger
2 Cups flour                         -additional 1/2 cup granulated sugar for dipping

Mix oil and sugar, add egg and beat. Stir in molasses. Sift dry ingredients together and add to mixture. Drop spoonful of dough into sugar and form balls. Bake at 350 degrees on ungreased cookie sheet for 10-15 minutes.