Saturday, December 27, 2014

Candied Ginger Cookies

My vegetable lady brought this beautiful young ginger that had our name written all over it. Originally we set out to make ginger syrup for making ginger ale, however I left them to cook a wee bit longer and it turned into candied ginger. No problem, it can be put to good use. If you want a good recipe for candied ginger then try this one by David Lebovitz.
This recipe yields 4 dozen cookies. 

Ingredients -

1 cup unsalted butter (room temp)
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup chopped candied ginger
1/2 tspn dry ginger powder
1/4 tspn salt
2 cups flour

Procedure -

Cream the butter and sugar till pale and creamy. Add candied ginger, ginger powder, salt. Mix well. Add the flour gradually incorporating it completely. This will form a soft cookie dough. Put this dough between two sheets of parchment paper. Roll it out to 1/4 inch thickness. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 170 C and prepare cookie sheets. Cut out the cookies and bake for 18 mins or till edges are golden. If dough is remaining then roll it out again and refrigerate for next batch. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 5 mins before transferring to a wire rack. 
Decorate with melted chocolate and let it cool to harden.



  1. This looks delicious.
    I love ginger, especially when pregnant, it is so cleansing.
    xx N


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