Thursday, February 2, 2012

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

Rebecca is a mom of four. She enjoys crafting with her kiddos, taking photos, and afternoon naps. Rebecca is a professional photographer and author. Connect with Rebecca on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+. Sign up via email for the latest updates from Simple As That.


  1. These look so beautiful! I just love your blog- thanks for the print outs as well- they are going to make my valentines very pretty indeed.

  2. libbywilko2:52 AM

    Thanks for the sweet tags and the yummy recipe !

  3. So cute and yummy! I would love for you to link up at my Valentines party @!

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

  5. These look AMAZING. And such a great idea for thoughtful, DIY Valentines! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  6. Where do you buy the little baggies?

  7. @Staceyfor packaging the cookies or for doing the chocolate hearts Stacey?

  8. @Kell Bell You're so sweet! Thank you for your comment...have a great weekend. :)

  9. Oh, those look so yummy and delicately beautiful with the hearts! Love the way you have packaged them.

  10. Thank you so much! Those are such cute tags and I love the cookie idea. Ginger cookies are definitely on my list for today.

  11. Fabulous cookies- I think I must give them a try this weekend & so excited to be sponsoring you!!

  12. We are hosting our first Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party next Friday and would love for you to share this! Feel free to stop by and grab a party button!

  13. My husband love anything molasses and I will definitely be trying for Valentines next week. And the printable are so pretty. They are going to match of teacher gifts perfectly. Thank you so much!

  14. These sound really tasty and I love how you dressed them, love the LOVE cookie tag.

  15. Those cookies are adorable! Great inspiration for Valentine's Day!

  16. Your photography is amazing!

  17. Hi Rebecca,

    Thank you so much for sharing! I am having waaaaaaaay too much fun on your blog:)

    God Bless,

  18. oh I bet these are delicious!

    Thanks for linking up!! I featured your post in my wrap up

    Have a great Sunday!

  19. Anonymous2:26 PM

    Red and pink chocolate? Where can you get that?

  20. what a sweet idea for valentines!

  21. @AnonymousI got mine at Bulk Barn I know you can also buy them at Michaels®/sc1121,default,pd.html

  22. Rebecca, I was just wondering where you got the bags for the cookies. They are just so cute!

  23. 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.

  24. Darn cute :)
    Featuring you later today, Rebecca!

  25. 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

  26. Awesome!! I saw you on Tater Tots and Jello. Would you please be willing to share this fabulous post with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays?

  27. These look yummy...I love ginger flavored cookies...will definitely be making these...thanks for the recipe.

  28. Looks like a yummy and festive treat! Come link up beginning tonight at The CSI Project. The challenge is Valentine Treats and Eats. Each week is a new crafty challenge. Come on by!

  29. i love gingersnaps! can't wait to try these. you have such an adorable blog

  30. Oh my goodness!
    Gorgeous Valentine's Day Cookies.
    I really love your Elegant Ideas.
    Thank You.


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