Ginger Cookies

Description: Two kinds of ginger give these cookies a spicy kick. Look for crystallized ginger in bags in the baked goods isle, or in the bulk section of your natural foods store. Ginger and chocolate make a nice combination; if you like, drizzle with some melted bittersweet chocolate over the baked, cooled cookies.

ginger cookies recipe


  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 2/3 cups Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoons Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Finely Chopped Crystallized Ginger

Yield: 12-16

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 10 minute s.

Total Time: 4 hours

Cream together until light and fluffy:
Unsalted butter, room temperature

Beat in:
Vanilla Extract

Whisk together then mix in:
All-Purpose Flour
Ground Ginger

Mix in:
Crystallized Ginger

Stir just until all ingredients are well blended. Chill dough for 3-4 hours before rolling.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured counter to 1/4-inch thickness and cut, then transfer the cookies onto cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or silicone liners. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly colored. Let the cookies cool slightly on cookie sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.