Spice Cookies with Crystallized Ginger

Crystallized ginger gives these spice cookies extra zip!

Original recipe makes 3 dozen


1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 egg white
2 tablespoons dark corn syrup
3 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/3 cup granulated sugar for decoration
1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar for decoration


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 large cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add egg white, and corn syrup; mix until fluffy. Stir in the crystallized ginger. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ground ginger, and cloves; stir into the egg mixture. When dough starts to come together, mix with your hands to form a smooth dough.
  3. Form dough into 1 inch balls and roll in white sugar. Place balls on a cookie sheet 2 inches apart, and press down with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, cookies should be golden brown. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before Moving to a rack to cool completely. Dip 1/2 of each cookie into confectioners’ sugar for decoration.


Calories: 174 kcal
Carbohydrates: 24.9 g
Cholesterol: 20 mg
Fat: 7.8 g
Fiber: 0.5 g
Protein: 1.7 g
Sodium: 111 mg