Double Ginger Cookies

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

These cookies have ginger two ways, plus an added flavor boost from cinnamon, molasses, and cloves.

Note: If possible, use Australian ginger. It comes in cubes which have more moisture than the typical candied ginger slivers.

About the author: Carrie Vasios is the editor of Serious Eats: Sweets. She likes to peruse her large collection of cookbooks while eating jam from the jar. You can follow her on Twitter @carrievasios

Double Ginger Cookies

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About This Recipe

Yield:makes about 30 cookies
Active time:20 minutes
Total time:30 minutes
Special equipment:electric mixer, baking sheets, parchment paper, rubber spatula
This recipe appears in: Cookie Monster: Double Ginger Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups (11 1/4 ounces) all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (3 1/2 ounces) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 cup diced candied ginger

Procedures

  1. 1

    Adjust oven rack to middle and lower positions and preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt; set aside.

  2. 2

    In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in egg and molasses. Add dry ingredients to bowl and beat until just combined. Stir in diced candied ginger with a rubber spatula.

  3. 3

    Using a medium sized cookie scoop or a spoon, drop dough onto prepared baking sheets. Bake until edges are darkened and tops are just cooked through, about 10 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Cookies can be stored in a sealed container at room temperature for up to one week.

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