Monday, January 5, 2009

Whole Wheat Ginger Spice Cookies


Ginger snap cookies are one of the America's favorite spice cookies made with ginger and spices like cinnamon,cloves and nutmeg.I used fresh ginger instead of ground dry ginger to add real zest to the ginger snap cookies.Just the other day a good friend of mine gifted me a box of fresh spices mix (aka garam masala),I could almost instantly feel the potency of the spices with the strong aroma and heat from taste of the spices.Only one teaspoon of the fresh masala was enough to spice up the cookies. I don't use molasses so used date syrup instead,although not very sweet these cookies were by far the spiciest cookies I ever tasted,just right to beat the chill in the air.
Ingredients
2 cups Whole Wheat flour
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 teaspoon Spice mix(ground cinnamon,cloves,cumin and black pepper)
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup date syrup or molasses.
1 large Organic Egg
4 tablespoon butter,softened
2 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoon sugar crystals or raw sugar for topping

makes about 16-18 medium size cookies.
Method
Mix the flour,baking soda,salt and spices in a bowl.In another bowl beat butter and sugar until smooth,whisk in the egg and the syrup.Mix in the egg mixture in to the flour mixture and knead in to a smooth dough.Sprinkle all purpose flour on your work surface and roll 2 logs with the dough.Slice using a knife,dip one side in to the sugar crystals and lay on a greased cookie sheet spacing them about 2 inches apart.bake for about 15-20 minutes until cracked on the top and lightly browned.cool on rack and store in air tight container.

These spiced up cookies are my entry for Meeta's Monthly Mingle :World of Spice cookies.Can't wait to see the round up of spicy cookies.

40 comments:

anudivya said...

Wow! Looks great. Whole wheat cookies always tend to be soft, and not that crunchy considering we keep it healthy by adding lesser butter like you did.
How did these turn out? They look pretty crispy.

priar's, said...

Hi,
first time in ur blog...gr8 variety of recipes...cookies looks yum...

Varsha Vipins said...

Looks so crispy n lovely..

Yasmeen said...

Thank you all:)
Anudivya,Its true with lesser butter these cookies are not as crisp as the full fat ginger snaps.

Ann said...

yasmeen,are they crispy ? whabout giving it to kids ? for me,it will be more than good..love spices..

Yasmeen said...

Frankly Ann,my toddler didn't like the spice,he has a big sweet tooth and cookies like these don't interest him.

Vibaas said...

Another yummy cookie recipe from you. Looks perfect as usual :)

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Preety said...

hey whole wheat cookies, never tried one,i like the sugar crystal topping also but i never saw this sugar here in grocery market..where did you buy that??

jayasree said...

Delicious spice cookies with wheat flour.

G.Pavani said...

ooh..cookies looking great yaar... i liked it very much ..sugar on them are very good

Priya said...

Cookies looks gorgeous Yasmeen...looks crispy n cute with sugars over them..

Mediterranean kiwi said...

in nz we called these gingernuts (they were made without eggs) - i made a batch recently - what an aroma!

Navita said...

u won't believe Yasmeen, i made ginger cookies yesterday, for a kid's bday as gft. will post tht later .
gr8 cookies

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy crunchy cookies

Meeta K said...

i love the use of whole wheat here! gorgeous!

Aparna said...

I do enjoy ginger cookies and should try making my own.:)

Thanks for providing me with an alternative to molasses.

Rajani said...

wow looks like the weather is really getting to everyone! even i've been going on ginger and masala overdrive. cookies look yum:)

Passionate About Baking said...

Looks too good Yasmeen. Wholewheat anything is the right choice...cookies just makes it so much better!

Indranee said...

Lovely cookies...looks so good!

Usha said...

Wow these cookies look really delicious,love that you made them entirely with whole wheat flour :-)

Soma said...

Our family is a ginger cookie fan. I miss the ones we got in India... looks great & I like the way they crack on the top.

Curry Leaf said...

Wow,Perfect & healthy.I too used the same spices and dark corn syrup.But the cookies look very different.The whole wheat I feel gives denser,and less crunchy cookie.These looks crispy tgh.Perfect for the event.Next time will try with whole wheat.

Cham said...

If the cookies re healthy and low fat, who says no? Looks perfect!

Yasmeen said...

Thank you! Thank you!
Preety,the raw sugar is available in well stocked super stores.

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veggie belly said...

oh my! these look like a fabulous snack for a winters day! i love this recipe..ginger goes so well with sweet baked things! but where can I find date syrup?

Keerthana said...

cookies look great! i am a big fan of spicy cookies..feel like grabbing it from the platter:)

Gita's Kitchen said...

Wish You a Very Happy New Year Yasmeen. The cookies look delicious, I like the idea of using whole wheat here. If anything is made of whole wheat, I am for it :)

JASMINA said...

Now,that is a site I'll come definitely back for more...what else with all this delicious food :)!

aquadaze said...

i have never tried whole wheat cookies, gotta give these a shot. They look so inviting..

Sara said...

These look great, I love the idea of using whole wheat flour to make them healthier.

Uj said...

Happy New year Yasmeen.. Cookies look delicious...

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sowmya said...

they look wonderful..nice picture..

sriharivatsan said...

Using whole wheat for the cookies is a wise choice in caloric point of view. Wonderful and looking yummy..

Dee said...

I love ginger cookies but they're never spicy enough for me. I see that you add black pepper in your spice mix, so that's definitely something I'm going to try. Thanks a great recipe. And a very happy new year!

Gina said...

Ooh, I love the idea of putting garam masala in cookies, those sounds fabulous!!

Anjum said...

wow lovely crispy cookies..n ginger..it must b great

Bharti said...

You put garam masala in cookies? How cool. There is a gourmet chocolate store here Vosges, that uses curry powder in chocolate. Tastes amazing.

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