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Spicy Ginger Cookies

Spicy Ginger Cookies

These spiced cookies contain three forms of ginger to make a cookie that is a holiday favorite.

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40 min
Prep Time
1 hr 50 min
Total Time
30
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Ingredients

Cookie

2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/4 cup mild flavor molasses

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 tablespoon honey

2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger root  

2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger

1/2 cup coarse grain sugar

Glaze

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

3 tablespoons milk

1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated gingerroot  

 

Chopped crystallized ginger, if desired

 

 *Substitute 1 teaspoon ground ginger. **Substitute 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Stir together flour, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and allspice in bowl. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Beat brown sugar and butter in large bowl at medium speed until creamy. Add molasses, eggs, honey and 2 teaspoons ginger root, beating until well mixed. Add flour mixture, beating at low speed until well mixed. Stir in 2 tablespoons crystallized ginger. Cover; refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until firm.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 350°F

  4. STEP 4

    Meanwhile, place coarse grain sugar in bowl. Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 3 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  5. STEP 5

    Bake 8-10 minutes or until puffed and centers just begin to set. Do not overbake. Cool completely.

  6. STEP 6

    Stir together all glaze ingredients in bowl. Spread 1 teaspoon glaze onto each cookie. Garnish with crystallized ginger, if desired. Let stand until set.

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Nutrition (1 cookie)

160 Calories
5 Fat (g)
25 Cholesterol (mg)
180 Sodium (mg)
28 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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