Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Crystallized Ginger Cookies

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This is one of my favorite cookie recipes, and I only make them at Christmas. They're crisp at the edge and chewy in the middle. They're filled with jewel-like candied ginger. And they make your entire house smell like ... Christmas! They do, in fact, have a lot of ginger in them, and I've been known to leave out the powdered portion (a request from Brad). If I'm making them for myself, however, I put in all the called-for ingredients, and after they bake and they're cooling on the counter I brew a pot of strong coffee. It's the perfect pairing, especially sitting by your glowing Christmas tree watching the snow swirl around outside.

Crystallized Ginger Cookies by Mary at Alpineberry.

You'll notice my comment is the first in the list, and it's from 2006! These have been a favorite in our home for several years now. I can't give them a more glowing review.

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9 comments:

  1. I absolutely ADORE candied ginger! These look divine ... :)

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  2. My problem with these cookies is that I would probably eat the whole bag of chrystallized ginger before making the recipe! Love the stuff - and I am sure I would become equally addicted to these cookies, Abby! YUM!

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  3. YUM!!! I *almost* bought some candied ginger the other day in a store, now I wish I had!! These cookies look amazing!!

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  4. They look and sound wonderful. Now I'm wondering if I could turn them into a "bar". :)

    You staying warm?
    ~ingrid

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  5. I love ginger cookies. My friend has a killer recipe that I simply can't make, despite having watched her make them many many times and having the exact recipe. Must be oven magic. But we all gather at her house, pull out the mixer and get to work. Then as the cookies cool on the rack we shove eachother out of the way and stick our fingers into as many cookies as we can to mark them as ours. I don't think a single cookie ever made it into the cookie jar, no matter how many batches we make. Yours look very close to hers and I like your addition of crystallized ginger. Maybe I'll have better luck with your recipe.

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  6. I just found somewhere local that sells crystallized ginger - I don't know why I've had such a hard time finding it! But I should get some and try these out!

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  7. These look and sounds so elegant. Beautiful job and photos! We're hosting a holiday cookie recipe contest over our blog, we thought you might be interested in submitting a recipe :).

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  8. Wow, the tops of those cookies look shiny and perfectly crackly. Would you mind shipping a few of these babies to D.C.? :) Just kidding...sort of. Merry pre-Christmas!

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  9. Brewing a pot of coffee while cookies bake is one of my favorite things! Merry Christmas!

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