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    Ginger-Lemon Cookies

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    28 mins

    10 mins

    18 mins

    spatchcock's Note:

    Another great ginger cookie recipe. I found this a long time ago in an article about all-time best cookies (this one was submitted by a cookie-making all-star named Andrea Gordon.)

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    1. 1
      Set the oven at 325 degrees.
    2. 2
      Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
    3. 3
      In an electric mixer, cream the butter with the 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar.
    4. 4
      When the mixture is smooth, beat in the egg, lemon rind, and vanilla.
    5. 5
      Sift the flour, baking powder, ginger, and salt.
    6. 6
      With the mixer set on its lowest speed, add the dry ingredients to the batter.
    7. 7
      Scrape down the sides of the bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 1 hour or until well chilled.
    8. 8
      With floured hands, using heaping teaspoons of the dough to form balls, roll them until smooth.
    9. 9
      Arrange them 2-inches apart on the baking sheets.
    10. 10
      Put the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar in a bowl.
    11. 11
      Dip the bottom of a glass first in cold water, then in sugar and press the balls to flatten them to a 1/3-inch thickness.
    12. 12
      Bake the cookies for 18 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
    13. 13
      Cool on wire racks.
    14. 14
      Store in an airtight container.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 27, 2007


      These are the best Cookies! I've made them twice this week! I listened to the other reviews and I did add much more lemon zest and ginger than it called for. I used the zest of 2 lemons, and I used 3 tsp. of Ginger. Also, instead of dipping the glass in water, I dipped it in the lemon juice of one of the lemons and then the sugar. It really made all the difference!

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    • on July 19, 2006


      Delicious and flavorful cookies. I put in extra lemon rind and ginger for added flavor. For the one cup of flour, made 1/3 of it whole wheat flour. Came out great! Will definately make them again.

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    • on February 07, 2011


      I rate these cookies a 5!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Ginger-Lemon Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (524 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 78.1
    Calories from Fat 31
    Total Fat 3.5 g
    Saturated Fat 2.1 g
    Cholesterol 15.3 mg
    Sodium 43.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 11.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 7.1 g
    Protein 0.7 g

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