Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Brown Sugar Ginger Crisp Cookies

These Brown Sugar Ginger Crisp Cookies are an all time favorite with my family!  Adults and kids alike, love their brown, buttery, crispy edges and soft, chewy centers!

I sort of posted about these cookies previously on this blog (back in May, stuffing them with frozen yogurt) but the truth is, unadulterated...this simple, refined cookie deserves a prominent spot amongst all your holiday baking!

Make them once and they'll become a must have family tradition!

Brown Sugar Ginger Crisp Cookies
Gourmet Magazine 2001

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger (3 oz)
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat together butter and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at moderate speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in yolk, vanilla, and gingers. Add flour mixture and mix at low speed until just combined.

Drop heaping teaspoons of dough about 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets and bake in batches in middle of oven until golden, 13 to 15 minutes (our convection oven, they took 8 minutes.) Cool cookies on sheets on racks 5 minutes, then transfer with a metal spatula to racks to cool completely.


Unknown said...

Oh Yum! Those cookies look soooo good! I bet they would go great with my coffee right now....and my lunch .... and my dinner..... :)

Clint said...

Beautiful---looking at that pic, I can almost smell and taste them.

Courtney said...

My husband would just love these! Looks delicious!

Unknown said...

they certainly look tasty

Katerina said...

I am in the search for good cookie recipes. I am bookmarking this. They look very crunchy. Perfect color.

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

Oh my goodness. I am so glad you shared these. They do seem perfect for the holidays and I will for sure be trying them!

Mags @ the Other Side of 50 said...

I'm stalking all my favorite blogs to add cookie recipes to my Christmas cookie list. Adding this one. Thanks!

laurie said...

Just the kind of cookie I'd like to sink my teeth into!

Nuts about food said...

Looks like these could become a tradition!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

I adore ginger cookies and usually buy them at the store to go with sorbet. What a great idea to make my own. Thanks for the recipe.

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

U had me at crisp, and these would be so good for thanksgiving!
ur recipe is perfect!

Karen said...

I have been eating store-bought ginger cookies like it's going out of style the last few days. I'm hooked! I can only imagine how good these homemade cookies are. If I can tear myself away from the carton long enough, maybe I can get in the kitchen and try these. Yum!

Simply Life said...

Oh look at those perfect cookies - delicious!