Double Ginger Cookies
September has arrived, and although I can’t say I am ready for fall yet, I am enjoying the cooler nights. After the dishes are done for the day and my kitchen is in order, one of my favorite things to do is to relax with a cup of lavender or chamomile tea and a cookie. I prefer a spice cookie over anything chocolate, and my favorite cookie has to be a simple ginger cookie. This particular cookie contains both dried and fresh ginger, and the aroma from the oven, while these cookies are baking, is truly intoxicating!
These cookies stay fairly soft, although they are firm enough to allow you to store them in a cookie jar. I usually make a double batch and freeze half of them because they seem to disappear far too quickly! Whether you enjoy a couple of these cookies with your morning cappuccino, with a glass of cold milk, or with a cup of tea after a long day, these ginger cookies will be a hit with everyone in the family.
Deborah Mele 2016
Double Ginger Cookies
- 3/4 Cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Honey (I used Chestnut Honey)
- 1 Large Egg
- 1 Tablespoon Grated Fresh Ginger
- 2 1/2 Plus 2 Tablespoons Cups All-purpose Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 1/2 Teaspoons Ground Ginger
- Demerara Sugar For Rolling
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, and honey with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes.
- Beat in the egg and fresh ginger until blended.
- Sieve the dry ingredients over the butter mixture, and stir with a wooden spoon until mixed.
- Take heaping tablespoons of the dough, and roll into balls.
- Roll each ball into the Demerara sugar and place on the prepared baking sheet.
- Press down gently.
- Continue to roll the cookies until all of the dough has been used, leaving two inches between the cookies to allow for spreading as they bake.
- Bake the cookies for 12 to 14 minutes, or until lightly brown around the edges.
- Cool the cookies on wire racks, then store in an airtight container.
Those look delicious! I will have to try them. Thanks! Also, LOVE the dishes… Can you please tell us the pattern? And is it possible to get them from the US?
Thanks Jane! The pattern is one of the traditional Deruta patterns.
Thank you Mrs. Mele for taking the time to pass along such interesting recipes. Some of the recipes I am familiar with and most others are totally new to me. You take the rich Italian cuisine and culture to a higher level.
Also your brief stories of your life Italy are very enjoyable. Be well and blessed.
PS Can you provide us/me with a very traditional yet special Biscotti recipe? A recipe that is close to your heart and very Italian. Growing up in Brooklyn,Bensonhurst to be exact,Italian baked goods were always available to us in our home. Now in my senior years I live in very rural Maine where I am no longer exposed to Italian foods or culture. I do all of my own Italian cooking and baking. Some of the recipes I remember from my youth,from family,and get others on line. I enjoy giving my wares to the locals. They love it all. Thankfully, Joe.