Triple Ginger Cookies Recipe
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Triple Ginger Cookies Recipe

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My dad loved ginger cookies. I've tinkered with the recipe my grandma handed down by using fresh, ground and crystallized ginger for more pizzazz. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, ID
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • ICING:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons water
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 97 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, molasses and fresh ginger. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, ground ginger, salt and baking soda; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Refrigerate, covered, 2 hours or until firm enough to handle.
  2. Shape tablespoonfuls of dough into balls; place 1-in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with bottom of a glass. Bake 12-14 minutes or until set and edges begin to brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For icing, in a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar and enough water to reach desired consistency. Drizzle over cookies; sprinkle with crystallized ginger. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Triple Ginger Cookies in Taste of Home December 2015, p59

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kitchenmaid User ID: 62335 242236
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2016

"Made these cookies today. They were easy to prepare and quite good. I didn't make any changes. The dough seemed a bit dry. Watch when baking. Mine took less than the stated time."

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