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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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Reviews (1)

14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
01/13/2013
These Chewy Ginger cookies are amazing. I've made them twice already and get rave reviews from everyone that tries them. They will be a permanent addition to my recipe file. Love Love Love them.