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Triple Ginger Cookies

by Lori on December 18th, 2011


It took an entire cast of characters to make Gilligan’s Island a hit: Skipper, Mary Ann, the Professor and, of course, Gilligan. But one character in particular stands out. That’s Ginger.

If the cast of characters on Gilligan’s Island were holiday cookies, which cookies would they be? Obviously, Ginger would be the Triple Ginger Cookie I am about to share. Here are my recommendations for the others based on a few of my other favorite cookie recipes:

  • Skipper as Peanut Butter Cookie – Full of fat, but oh so irresistible
  • Mary Ann as Vanilla Sugar Cookie – Plain, sweet and classic
  • The Professor as Oatmeal Raisin Cookie – Smart and healthy
  • Millionaire Howell as Double Chocolate Chip – Super rich
  • Lovey, the Millionaire’s wife, as Crinkle Cookie – Wrinkly
    • Did you know the actress who played Lovey had a clause in her contract that forbid close up shots? Supposedly, per Wikipedia, this was because she was old and didn’t want her wrinkles to show.
  • Gilligan as Grandma’s Monster Cookie – Fail-proof
    • It’s got everything in it, and you can’t mess it up. Just like Gilligan, no matter how many mistakes you make, everything will turn out OK.

If I was stranded on a deserted island and could only have one type of cookie for the rest of my life (assuming there was an oven on the island), it would be this Triple Ginger Cookie.

About the recipe

I found this recipe for Triple Ginger Cookies on Allrecipes. Since finding it, I have not made another ginger cookie recipe. This is the only one for me.

The play-by-play

Mix brown sugar, butter, eggs and molasses.

Stir in the flour, baking soda, salt and ground ginger.

Add the fresh and candied gingers.

Wrap the dough in saran wrap and chill in the refrigerator overnight.

Scoop the dough into balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment.

Bake for 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

Let cool on a wire rack for a couple of minutes before enjoying.

Recipe: Triple Ginger Cookies

Summary: A spicy little cookie, perfect for the holidays.

Ingredients & Instructions:

For instructions and ingredients, see the complete recipe for Triple Ginger Cookies on Allrecipes.

Preparation time: 10 minutes to prepare dough; then chill for a couple of hours

Baking time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 3 dozen cookies

My rating:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

Did you watch Gilligan’s Island? Who was your favorite character?

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