Crisp Washboard Cookies | Kid Friendly Things To Do

Crisp Washboard Cookies | Kid Friendly Things To Do

Not only do these Crisp Washboard Cookies bear a resemblance to an old-fashioned washboard; they’re also delicious and crisp. The perfect cookie to dip into a tall glass of milk.

crisp washboard cookies

Old Fashioned Crisp Washboard Cookies

This is a nice and simple cookie. You won’t find too many frills like added in nuts or gooey centers. It’s just a nice plain crisp cookie with a wonderful snap as you sink your teeth into them. They do have a little bit of a ginger taste, which I happen to love. It’s ever so subtle, but it’s enough to add some interesting flavor. The perfect cookie to take to gatherings or enjoy with tea and friends.

crisp cookie recipe

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Make-Ahead and Storage:

You can make these crisp cookies well in advance. Easily make them one week ahead of time and store them at room temperature. You can cover them in an air-tight container, but it’s not necessary.

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Are you ready to make these cookies? Let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need: 

Ingredients…

You’ll Need:

  • unsalted butter softened
  • packed dark brown sugar – you can substitute light brown sugar
  • large egg
  • orange juice
  • vanilla extract
  • all-purpose flour
  • ground ginger
  • baking soda
  • granulated sugar

Now, on to the cookies:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large bowl or mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar together
  • Add the egg, orange juice, and vanilla
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour, ginger, and baking soda
  • Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until moist
  • Drop by spoonfuls or use a cookie scoop to drop batter onto greased baking sheets lined with parchment paper
  • Dip a fork into the water, and press it onto the cookie dough. This is what makes the washboard effect. Slide or lift the fork off of the cookie
  • Sprinkle the cookies with granulated sugar
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes
  • *cookies will spread
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Crisp Washboard Cookies | Kid Friendly Things To Do

Crispy cookies that are simple and delicious.

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Total Time: 58 minute
  • Yield: 2 dozen 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup of packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 t of vanilla extract
  • 1&3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. of ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. of baking soda
  • granulated sugar for sprinkling

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large bowl or mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar together
  • Add the egg, orange juice, and vanilla
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour, ginger, and baking soda
  • Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until moist
  • Drop by spoonfuls or use a cookie scoop to drop batter onto greased baking sheets lined with parchment paper
  • Dip a fork into the water, and press it onto the cookie dough. This is what makes the washboard effect. Slide or lift the fork off of the cookie
  • Sprinkle the cookies with granulated sugar
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes

Notes

Cookies will spread while baking them

*Store cookies at room temperature for up to one week

~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com 

Adapted from Taste of Home .com – link above

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