Dessert/ Recipes

Lemon Ginger Cookies

Easter Sunday was this past Sunday. Oh, wait, that’s old news huh. I didn’t make anything Eastery or hunt any eggs or see any bunnies. Actually, that last one isn’t true. I see at least three bunnies everyday. My neighborhood is overrun. They’re multiplying like…well, rabbits. But since it was Easter, I wanted to do something festive. And I wanted an excuse to visit my lovely neighbors and introduce myself to ones I haven’t met, so I made cookies.

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BTW, the above picture is a little misleading. These cookies don’t use fresh ginger. But I thought it made for a nice picture. πŸ™‚

Lemon Ginger Cookies

[makes approx.3 dozen cookies]

  • 2.5 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 t. baking soda
  • 3 t. powdered ginger
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 3/4 c butter, softened (that’s 1.5 sticks)
  • 1 c. brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c. molasses
  • 1 T. lemon zest
  • 1/4 c. sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a medium-sized bowl, sift flour, baking soda, ginger, and cinnamon.

3. Beat butter, brown sugar and egg in a large bowl until light & fluffy.

4. Add molasses and lemon zest.

5. Add flour mixture and mix until combined.

6. Roll dough into balls (I used a mini ice cream scooper….it should be about 1 teaspoon) and roll in the 1/4 c sugar.

7. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

8. Remove to a cooling rack and enjoy warm or cooled. I like them best chilled.

P.S. I got my hair done tonight. It’s really blonde. And I really like it.

 

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    Miriam @ Bellaspire
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    I bet your hair looks super cute!! Did u get it cut too? I got that living social deal yesterday for a keratin treatment and am curious as to how it’ll turn out. Can’t wait to try these cookies- I actually have all the ingredients already! Love when that happens!

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    Mama Pea
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    You think we’d rather see a knob of ginger than this cute new hairdo? You don’t know us at all.

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    I do want those cookies though..

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    Michelle (The Runner's Plate)
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    I’m with Mama Pea. . . let’s see some hair pictures! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply
    Lauren @ Sassy Molassy
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    Yum, love these two favor combos. Yes, hair pics!!

  • Reply
    Heather @ Heather's Dish
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    Fresh ginger is way prettier than dried…no judgement here πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Lauren
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    These sound so delicious. What a beautiful combination of lemon and ginger, perfect for spring!

  • Reply
    Katie
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    I love anything gingery lemony. I bet your new neighbors loooove you now. Also, let’s see that hair….

  • Reply
    Charissa
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    Mmmmm, fresh, homemade gingersnaps are one of the few cookies I really do like. Love the twist with the lemon!

  • Reply
    Pure2raw twins
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    yum cookies sound great!! and want to see your hair πŸ˜‰

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    RLR
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    These sound so yummy!

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    Alyssa @ Renaissancerunnergirl
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    These look absolutely delicious… I’ve been trying to find a good crispy cookie recipe for ‘teatime’ cookies and I think these fit the bill!

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