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Chewy Ginger Cookies

Prep: 15 minutes; Chill: 2 hours; Bake: 15 minutes.

Health JANUARY 2009

  • Yield: Makes 20 servings (serving size: 1 cookie)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped crystallized ginger
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Preparation

1. Combine first 5 ingredients (through crystallized ginger) in a bowl.

2. Beat next 4 ingredients (through brown sugar) with an electric mixer at medium speed. Add dry ingredients; mix until just blended. Wrap in plastic; chill 2 hours.

3. Preheat oven to 350°. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.

4. Fill 2 bowls: 1 with cold water, 1 with granulated sugar. Dampen hands in water; form a 1-inch ball of dough. Roll in sugar; place on baking sheet. Make cookies; place 3 inches apart and lightly flatten tops. Bake 13–15 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Remove from oven; cool 2 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 112
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 21g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Cholesterol: 17mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 100mg
  • Calcium: 14mg
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