Chewy Ginger Cookies with Raisins

Using both fresh and dried ginger ensures that these cookies have a snappy flavor. For even more spicy-sweet goodness, use up to 1/3 cup fresh ginger.

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  • Yield: Makes 2 dozen
Chewy Ginger Cookies with Raisins

Source: Everyday Food, November 2012


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • Sanding sugar, for rolling


  1. Whisk together flour, ground ginger, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, using a mixer, beat butter and granulated sugar on medium-high until pale and fluffy, 3 minutes, scraping down bowl as needed. Beat in fresh ginger, egg, and molasses. Beat in flour mixture; fold in raisins. Scoop dough into 1 1/2-inch balls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until firm, 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. Roll balls in sanding sugar; place, 2 inches apart, on two parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until centers are just set, 16 minutes, rotating halfway through. Let cool on sheets on wire racks 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks; let cool completely.

Cook's Notes

Store in an airtight container, up to 1 week.


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