The Barefoot Contessa's Ultimate Ginger Cookies

Recipe by susie cooks
READY IN: 28mins
YIELD: 16 cookies




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper.
  • Sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and salt and then combine the mixture with your hands.
  • Beat the brown sugar, oil, and molasses on medium speed for 5 minutes. Turn the speed to low speed, add the egg, and beat for 1 minute. Scrape the bowl with a rubber spatula and beat for 1 more minute.
  • With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients, then mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  • Add crystallized ginger and mix until combined.
  • Scoop the dough with 2 spoons or a small ice cream scoop. With your hands, roll each cookie into a 1 3/4-inch ball and then flatten them lightly with your fingers.
  • Press both sides of each cookie in granulated sugar and place on sheet pans.
  • Bake for exactly 13 minutes. The cookies will be cracked on the top and soft inside.
  • Let the cookies cool for a minute or two and the transfer to wire racks to cool completely.