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Quadruple Ginger Cookies

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  • Yield: About 48 cookies
  • Prep 45 mins
  • Chill 1 hr
  • Bake 10 mins per batch
  • Stand 1 mins per batch

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Dark molasses adds rich flavor and color to these spice cookies.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2-2 teaspoons The Spice House Ginger, China Number One, Powder or ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon The Spice House Korintje Cassia Freshly Ground Cinnamon or ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon The Spice House Freshly Ground Cloves or ground cloves
  • 1/2-3/4 cup The Spice House Crystallized Ginger Nibs or finely snipped crystallized ginger
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger juice* (optional)
  • 3/4 cup Ginger Sugar (recipe follows) or granulated sugar
  • Purchased mango (or your favorite flavor) sorbet (optional)

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, the ground ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and cloves. Stir in ginger nibs; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat shortening and butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in molasses and egg until combined. Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour mixture. If you like, stir in fresh ginger juice. Cover and chill dough for 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.
  3. Place Ginger Sugar in a small bowl. Using the palms of your hands, shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in the Ginger Sugar. Place 1 1/2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are set. Cool on cookie sheets 1 minute. Transfer to wire racks and let cool. If you like, serve with sorbet. Makes about 48 cookies.

Ginger Sugar

Ingredients

  • fresh coarsely chopped ginger to equal 1/4 cup
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

Directions

  1. Make your own by coarsely chopping enough fresh ginger to equal 1/4 cup; combine in a small bowl with sugar. Let stand 1 hour (sugar will clump slightly from moisture in ginger). Place mixture in a fine mesh sieve set over a bowl; stir gently so sugar will be separated from ginger. Discard ginger.

Nutrition Facts

(Quadruple Ginger Cookies)

Fat, total (g) 3, carb. (g) 14, chol. (mg) 7, cal. (kcal) 86, pro. (g) 1, sodium (mg) 74, fiber (g) 0

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