Gingersnap cookies

Prep 25 min
Total 1 hour 40 min
Makes 50 cookies

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2 cups
all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp
1 tsp
ground ginger
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
1 cup
unsalted butter, softened
2 tbsp
finely grated fresh ginger
3/4 cup


  • WHISK flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
  • BEAT butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium until fluffy, about 3 min. Add egg and molasses and beat until combined, then beat in fresh ginger. Stir in flour mixture until combined. Refrigerate at least 1 hr or overnight.
  • PREHEAT oven to 350F, then line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
  • SCOOP out 1-tbsp portions of dough and roll into balls. Coat with coarse sugar and arrange 2 in. apart on prepared sheets.
  • BAKE until browned, 11 to 13 min. Let cool for 5 min, then transfer to a rack to cool. Cookies will keep well for up to 5 days in an airtight container.
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Calories 79, Protein 1 g, Carbohydrates 10 g, Fibre 4 g, Sodium 63 mg.
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