One of our friends, baker, author, and influencer Michelle Lopez @hummingbirdhigh, shared her Ginger Crinkle Cookies with us. Instead of rolling the dough in granulated sugar like traditional molasses cookies, this recipe uses powdered sugar to give the cookies the snow-covered look of chocolate crinkle cookies.


For the Ginger Crinkle Cookie dough



  1. First, whisk together the dry ingredients. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and salt.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter and sugar. Beat on medium-high until light, fluffy, and doubled in volume, 2 to 3 minutes, using a rubber spatula to scrape down the bottom and sides of the bowl as necessary.
  3. Add the eggs, molasses, and dry ingredients. Reduce the mixer to low and add the eggs one at a time, adding the next egg only after the previous one has been fully incorporated. Slowly pour in molasses and beat until just combined. Scrape down the bottom and sides of the bowl.
    With the mixer on low, gradually add the dry ingredients and beat until just combined. Scrape down the bottom and sides of the bowl once more and beat on low for an additional 30 seconds.
  4. Chill the cookie dough. Cover the bowl of cookie dough with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour, or up to 3 days.
  5. When ready to assemble and bake the cookie dough, prep your oven and pans. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 375°F. Line two half sheet pans with parchment paper.
  6. Coat the cookies. Place the confectioners’ sugar for assembly in a medium, shallow bowl. Use a 3-Tablespoon cookie dough scoop to portion the cookie dough into balls, dropping them directly into the bowl with confectioners’ sugar.
    Toss until the cookie dough balls are completely and generously coated. Place the cookie dough balls at least 3 inches apart on the prepared sheet pans.
  7. Bake the cookies. Bake one pan at a time for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the edges have set but the centers are still soft.
  8. Serve and store. Serve warm, or at room temperature. The cookies can be stored in an airtight container or zip-top bag at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Notes from Michelle:

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