valentine’s ginger crinkles

Valentine’s Ginger Crinkles
2 ¼ cups butter
2 ¼ cups sugar
3 eggs
1 cup molasses
¾ tsp salt
5 ½ tsp baking soda
2 ½ tsp cloves
2 ½ tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
6 cups flour

Mix together all ingredients. Chill dough. Roll into balls and dip top half in sugar. For a flatter cookie, use the bottom of a cup to slightly tap down each cookie before baking. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Don’t overcook, you want them moist and chewy. Allow to cool. To add the hearts on top simply melt red + pink chocolate in the microwave. Using a ziplok baggie with a tiny hole cut out of one corner as a piping bag, draw a heart on the top of each cookie. 

This delicious recipe is from my sister-in-law and its always a favourite around Christmas time, only the cookies are typically dipped in white chocolate. I’d been craving a batch of these yummies and had to think up some excuse to make them after the holidays, so valentine’s cookies it was. :)

This recipe makes a huge batch, but they freeze really well so are perfect for making ahead. We’ve got our cookies all made and will be giving them out to the kids teachers for Valentine’s day. Yippee for getting one thing crossed off the old to-do list. :)

I created these little gift tags to package up our valentine’s cookies and thought I’d share them with ya quick! You’ll find the download link below. Print size is 8.5 X 11 and there are 3 of each tag per sheet.

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Rebecca Cooper is a 38-year-old wife and mother of four from Alberta, Canada. As a photographer, crafter, author, and blogger, she finds joy and fulfillment in celebrating everyday moments. She loves to read and eat chocolate, and is a firm believer in afternoon naps. Rebecca shares her family’s adventures, photo tips, simple craft projects + more right here at Simple as That.

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  1. [email protected] Bitsy Paper says

    These are so cute! I hope you will link them up to my I Heart Projects Linky Party.

  2. Holly Lefevre says

    These cookies look so pretty and I am sure they would taste amazing. My kids have been asking to bake…we just might be making these later! Thanks for linking to Tickled Pink. I am featuring these gorgeous beauties this week.

  3. says

    Hi Rebecca

    :) really nice and simple idea.

    Can I repost part of your article about Valentine’s ginger crinkles in our website Medway Times? of course, you will get a backlink 😉

    … before doing that I will wait for your answer.

    Thank you in advance,
    H. Meskonis
    Medway Times


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