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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Lemon ginger cookies

Lemon Ginger Cookies
Lemon & Ginger Cookies

Lemon & Ginger Cookies


  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar +2 tbsp
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped candied ginger or chopped nuts


  • Heat oven to 180 deg C. Line a baking tray with butter paper, set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl using a cake beater mix together butter and sugar on medium high speed until light and fluffy about 5 min.
  • Add egg, mix on high speed to combine. Now add the zest and mix well.
  • In another bowl whisk together flour, ground ginger, baking soda, salt and crystallized ginger.
  • Add to butter mixture, mix on medium low speed to combine for about 20 seconds.
  • Using two spoons, drop about 2 tsp batter on the baking sheet, repeat spacing them 3 " apart.
  • Sprinkle cookies with sugar and bake until just golden about 7 -10 minutes.
  • Slide butter paper onto a wire rack, let cool for 15 min. Store in airtight container.

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