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Announcing the cookie of the year. And the winner is . . . ginger doodles!
We make a lot of cookies in our house. A lot. Our three daughters love to bake which means there’s always some kind of recipe testing and tasting going on in the kitchen.
Ginger doodles have been a favorite all fall. We made these tasty cookies for the 4th-grade bake sale at the Turquoise Table to raise money for a class pet. The cookies were so yummy the kids raised enough money for TWO pets. The kiddos welcomed Bevo and Blake, their beloved gerbils, to the class in November.
What’s a ginger doodle?
Imagine a soft and chewy ginger cookie — like a snickerdoodle and a ginger snap got married! It’s a perfect combination for a cookie.
Why not make ginger doodles this week? Our recipe makes about 4 dozen so you’ll have plenty to enjoy and more to share.
5 Ways to Give Ginger Doodles This Week
- Surprise a neighbor with a tin of warm ginger doodles
- Take a tray of ginger doodles to the caregivers at a neighborhood nursing home
- Package several ginger doodles as a sweet treat for your mailman, garbage collectors, and UPS delivery driver
- Say thank you to teachers, Sunday school leaders, and babysitters with a box of ginger doodles
- Treat co-workers to a Secret Santa gift of ginger doodles
We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. Let us know how you plan to spread some love this week!Print
Soft and chewy full of deliciousness. Like a snickerdoodle and a ginger snap got married! A ginger doodle!
- Yield: 4 dozen 1x
- ¾ cup
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅕ teaspoon cream of tartar
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- For rolling the dough:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, cream butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and syrup and beat until combined. In another bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ginger, salt, cream of tartar and nutmeg. Gradually beat into the creamed mixture.
- In a small bowl, combine 1 cup of sugar and cinnamon.
- Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll each dough ball in sugar mixture. Place 3 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown.
Terri Miller says
I made these today, they are delicious! Thank you for posting this recipe.
My new favorite cookie! LOVE them!
Amy Dale says
Made these tonight to give to neighbors. So yummy and the house smells amazing right now! Thank you!
YAY! So glad you are going to spread some yummy love to neighbors! xo, Kristin
Making these today for the AHS Staff Appreciation Cookie Party on Monday! Can’t wait to taste them!
YAY! Save a few for yourself. 😉 Merry! Merry! Kristin
Look delicious! I’m not crazy about maple flavor… do you taste it? Could I sub w honey? Thank you!