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Ginger Cookies

Categories: Big-Batch Meals, Christmas, Entertaining, Sweet
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

Ginger cookies are a classic favorite in most households.

Prep Time: 20M

Cooking Time: 30M

Serves: Makes 24-30


  • 8 tbsp butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 tbsp syrup from a jar of stem ginger
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 heaping tbsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 pieces stem ginger in syrup, drained and finely chopped
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Beat the butter, sugar, and syrup with the mixer until creamy. Beat in the egg. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, ground ginger, baking soda and salt; and whisk to blend. Add this to the butter mixture, then mix in the stem ginger.
  2. Form the dough into walnut-size balls, and place 2in (5cm) apart on the baking sheets. Flatten slightly with your fingers, then bake in two batches for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Omit the stem ginger and syrup and use 1 tablespoon of Lyle's Golden Syrup or molasses instead.

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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