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!
- 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
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅕ teaspoon cream of tartar
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- For rolling the dough:
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, cream butter, ½ cup sugar, ½ 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.