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These double ginger cookies are for the ginger lovers. I am obsessed with crystallized ginger lately. I had it on a lovely organic scone the other week and have been thinking about it constantly. It is so amazingly zingy and tangy, adds an amazing dimension to not only those scones I ate, but cookies as well.

Try my thick and chewy molasses cookies for an old fashioned ginger flavor as well.

Table of Contents
  1.  Ginger Cookie Ingredients:
  2. How to Make Ginger Cookies
  3. Magpie’s Double Ginger Cookies Recipe
Double Ginger Cookies on wood Background

There will be a scone recipe coming,  I just haven’t decided what exactly I am going to make.

This recipe cannot be doubled, I doubled it and they did not turn out chewy. Sometimes recipes are just meant to be single. Like a good malt scotch.

Not that I know anything about scotch, it just sounded cool.

These are so chewy, and gingery and the crystallized ginger on top just makes them perfect.

  • flour
  • ginger
  • baking soda
  • cinnamon
  • cloves
  • nutmeg
  • margarine or butter
  • white sugar
  • egg
  •  molasses
  • crystallized ginger
crystallized ginger label

How to Make Ginger Cookies

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream the margarine and sugar together until it’s light and fluffy.
Creaming the margarine and sugar together using a mixer
  • Take all your dry ingredients and whisk them together in a bowl.
whisking all the dry ingredients in a bowl
  • Add your egg in to the butter/sugar mix.
Adding the egg into the butter/sugar mix in the mixer
  • Mmmm time for molasses. Then keep mixing until it’s thoroughly combined.
adding the molasses to the mixture
  • Dump in your flour mixture, and on the lowest speed on your mixer (or by hand) combine it thoroughly.
adding the flour mixture to the mixer
  • Mixed and nice n’ fluffy.
fluffy dough for Ginger Cookies
  • Roll into a golf-size ball, then roll the ball around in some white sugar.
golf-size Ginger Cookie dough ball rolled on white sugar
  • Get that lovely ginger ready. Chop some into small pieces.
Ginger Cookie dough ball chopped in a small piece
  • Flatten the cookies with the palm of your hand and then add some ginger on top.
Flattened dough of Ginger Cookies in a baking tray

Or if you don’t want to waste the slightly expensive ginger on the plebeian tastes of your children (I am a horrible mom) make plain ones for them.  My daughter would have picked off that lovely ginger and said “it’s tooooo spicy!”.

Bake them in a 350 degree oven for 7-9 minutes, and yes that is a short time. If you want lovely, chewy cookies you cannot bake them too long.

They should look like this, slightly browned on the bottom and the tops are still soft and would dent in if slightly touched.

Let them cool completely on the sheets because they WILL fall apart if you touch them too soon.

baked Ginger Cookies in a baking tray

You will end up with hard on the outside, chewy in the middle absolutely mouthwatering ginger cookies.

Happy baking!

Love,

Karlynn

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Magpie’s Double Ginger Cookies

Spicy chewy ginger cookies that are crispy on the outside and soft and decadently chewy on the inside.
5 from 3 votes
Double Ginger Cookies on wood Background
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Course
Dessert
Cuisine
American
Servings
24
Calories
147
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
 

  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup of margarine/butter
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup of molasses
  • crystallized ginger

Instructions
 

  • Kick the tires and light the fires to 350 degrees.
  • Cream the margarine and sugar together until it’s light and fluffy.Take all your dry ingredients and whisk them together in a bowl.
  • Add your egg in to the butter/sugar mix.Time for molasses. Then keep mixing until it’s thoroughly combined.
  • Dump in your flour mixture, and on the lowest speed on your mixer (or by hand) combine it thoroughly.
  • Mixed and nice n’ fluffy.Roll into a golf-size ball, then roll the ball around in some white sugar.
  • Get that lovely ginger ready. Chop some into small pieces.Flatten the cookies with the palm of your hand and then add some ginger on top.Bake them in a 350 degree oven for 7-9 minutes, and yes that is a short time.
  • If you want lovely, chewy cookies you cannot bake them too long.They should look slightly browned on the bottom and the tops are still soft and would dent in if slightly touched.
  • Let them cool completely on the sheets because they WILL fall apart if you touch them too soon.
  • You will end up with hard on the outside, chewy in the middle absolutely mouthwatering ginger cookies.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 147kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 22mg, Sodium: 81mg, Potassium: 86mg, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 185IU, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 0.9mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Louisette Frejeau says

    Hi my prairie friend, Just a few words to say that I love your recipes and your emails. As soon as I recuperate from a recent surgery I will try these cookies and the molasses cookies also. I might add a little bit of freshly grated ginger to this recipe, not sure yet, just thinking about it for the moment. You see, I just love ginger in any form 😉 . Wishing you and your family a healthy and happy 2024 from la Belle Province.

  2. Jillian says

    I will be honest, I really don’t like ginger anything really, just not my thing. My grandmother however loves anything and everything ginger so we decided to make these together when I was visiting her two weekends ago. She said they were one of the best she has ever had and that’s saying something. The woman is 80 and has been trying everything ginger her whole life so I would say she has a bit of a sensitive ginger palette (LOL). She says A+, promptly making me show her how to print the recipe out so she could put it in her recipe binder. We won’t go over how long it took me to try and teach her how to use her printer. So for whatever it means, this recipe is now in her laminated cookbook binder and I know the significance of that, but you may not. Thanks Karlynn, another kick butt recipe.5 stars

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