Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Twelve Baked Goods of Christmas - Recipe 10: Ginger Peppermint Cookies


1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup shortening
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 cup crushed candy cane
granulated (white) sugar


Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Cream brown sugar, shortening, vanilla, and egg. Stir in ginger, flour, baking soda, and salt. Fold in crushed candy cane.

Shape dough into one-inch balls. Roll in granulated (white) sugar before placing on cookie sheet (I always spray my cookie sheet with cooking spray). Flatten with fork or flat-bottomed glass, greased and dipped in granulated sugar.

Bake 8-10 minutes. Remove to cooling rack.


Lindsay Below writes young adult and middle grade fiction. Her young adult science-fiction novel, Lurkers is due for release from MuseItUp on July 1st, 2011, followed shortly by her middle grade novel, Same Old Lie. Visit her online at

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