Ginger cookies

Posted on: October 16th, 2011 by admin 3 Comments

Ginger is definitely in the top 10 ingredients in our house.  So when I saw this recipe for chunky chewy ginger cookies, I knew we had to have them.  After making a few batches, I realise now they will forever be a part of our house.  These will be making their way into our Festive season cookie gift bags also.  The zesty ginger is so cozy for chilly nights. The original recipe is from our new favorite food blog – Form V Artisan, we like to add some fresh ground ginger, for an added kick.

1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger (or 1/2 tsp ground ginger and 1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger)
1/4 tsp ground clove
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c unsalted butter
1 c packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Preheat your oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Line two large baking sheets.

In a small bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (but not the sugar) flour, ginger, clove, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside.

Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl (either by hand or electric mixer) until light and airy about 3 minutes. Scrape down the bottom and sides of the bowl and beat for about a minute more. Again scrape down the sides and add the egg and vanilla and mix on medium-low speed until incorporated, about another minute. Add half of flour mixture and mix on low just quickly then add the remaining flour and mix for about 15 seconds more.

Roughly roll walnut sized balls of dough and place on the prepared baking sheets, placing them 2 inches apart and flattening slightly.  Pop the cookie sheets in the refrigerator for 15 minutes and then bake until golden brown on the bottom and top, about 10 minutes.

Song for this recipe:

“Pure gold” – Kelli Scarr Pure Gold - Piece

Definitely a lot of crooning young ladies around these days – of course there always has been, but I’ve noticed a real shift of late.  Kelli Scarr just has one album (Pieces) released, but an Emmy nomination for the score of the documentary “In a Dream”.  She is from California and I feel like she is when I listen to her.  I can feel a calm warmth and salt from the sea, perfect for enjoying a Ginger cookie on a chilly Montreal Sunday imagining I was relaxing in a hammock on the beach out West.

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3 Responses

  1. Baker Street says:

    These look absolutely divine!

  2. Joh S says:

    Did you know that Kelli Scarr has an Australian called Jo in her band? They came out here before September last year sometime. Case and Melz and Rob and Alan and I saw her play at Joe’s Bar in NYC. She was quite dreamy to hear and a lovely lass as well. Did Case give you the tip off or is she super famous now?

  3. Mrs.M says:

    I love Marranitos or Mexican Pig cookies, ful of ginger, soft and so yummy!

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