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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.

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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, gingery and the crystallized ginger on top just makes them perfect.

 Ginger Cookie Ingredients:

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

 

Ginger Cookies

How to Make Ginger Cookies

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream the margarine and sugar together until it’s light and fluffy.

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  • Take all your dry ingredients and whisk them together in a bowl.

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  • Add your egg in to the butter/sugar mix.

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  • Mmmm time for molasses. Then keep mixing until it’s thoroughly combined.

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  • Dump in your flour mixture, and on the lowest speed on your mixer (or by hand) combine it thoroughly.

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  • Mixed and nice n’ fluffy.

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  • Roll into a golf-size ball, then roll the ball around in some white sugar.

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  • Get that lovely ginger ready. Chop some into small pieces.

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  • Flatten the cookies with the palm of your hand and then add some ginger on top.

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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.

Ginger Cookies

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 1 vote
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 tbsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp 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

  1. Kick the tires and light the fires to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream the margarine and sugar together until it's light and fluffy.Take all your dry ingredients and whisk them together in a bowl.
  3. Add your egg in to the butter/sugar mix.Time for molasses. Then keep mixing until it's thoroughly combined.
  4. Dump in your flour mixture, and on the lowest speed on your mixer (or by hand) combine it thoroughly.
  5. Mixed and nice n' fluffy.Roll into a golf-size ball, then roll the ball around in some white sugar.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Let them cool completely on the sheets because they WILL fall apart if you touch them too soon.
  9. 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 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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