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Fresh Ginger Cookies

Fresh Ginger Cookies

"Somewhere between a molasses cookie and a gingersnap, these are especially good cookies."
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1 h 45 m servings 137 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 137 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 4.9 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.6g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 117 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, beat ginger, butter, and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses and egg. Gently fold in flour mixture until just combined. Chill for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and then roll them in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake until edges start to brown, about 15 minutes. Centers will be slightly soft. Let stand on cookie sheets 1 minute and remove to racks to cool completely.

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  1. 247 Ratings

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I was looking for something like the chewy ginger-molasses cookies at Starbucks, and this recipe does the trick. Thank you! By the way, fresh ginger grates much easier if you freeze it first,...

Most helpful critical review

Ehhh, these are very boring ginger cookies. The ones with cloves, nutmeg, and/or cinnamon (Ina Garten's ultimate ginger cookies, minus the crystallized ginger, if you're not a big ginger fan) ar...

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I was looking for something like the chewy ginger-molasses cookies at Starbucks, and this recipe does the trick. Thank you! By the way, fresh ginger grates much easier if you freeze it first,...

Excellent cookies. Even my mother liked them and she hates ginger cookies. I used McCormick ground ginger instead of fresh grated ginger and they turned out just fine.

LOVED them!!! I didnt want to wait the hour for the mixture in the fridge, so I threw it in the freezer for about 10 minutes. It seemed to work fine to harden the recipe enough to make the d...

Best giger cookies that I have ever had and I've made quite a few. I followed the recipe completely including the chill time.

I love these cookies! I have made this recipe about 20 times, so I thought I would share my tips. 1) I use dry ginger, but otherwise follow the recipe to the letter. 2) Don't add all the flo...

Personally, I loved these cookies. I thought they were really good. I am rating it a four based upon the all-around response I received from family, some of whom thought there was too much ging...

i was a bit doubtful at first, it seemed like a lot of ginger compared to other recipes, but these were excellent. i'm very impressed and will definitely use this recipe a LOT!

This recipe makes flavorful, perfectly chewy cookies. These were exactly what I was looking for to go with a little hot chocolate or mulled wine on a cold evening. I also added a teaspoon each...

very tasty...especially after they sat for a few days. I also put vanilla icing on definitely helped!

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