Soft Ginger Cookies

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  1. Miss Becky September 20, 2010, 11:17 am

    the soft chewy centers of a ginger cookie cannot be beat. I’ve always loved gingersnaps and yours look so scrumptious and I love that they aren’t overly dark too. I’m making this recipe very soon as I’m always looking for an alternative to chocolate (can’t eat it). thanks for stopping by to say hello Lacey, and for your kind words of encouragement. my intention for 365 photos a year is alternately challenging and a labor of love. thanks so much.

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef September 20, 2010, 1:34 pm

      Hi Miss Becky! I hope you like these ginger cookies. I agree with you on liking the lighter version, rather than overly dark. Again, best of luck with your 365 project! Keep up the good work!

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  2. delicieux September 20, 2010, 6:40 pm

    These look fantastic Lacey. :) My boyfriend loves ginger cookies, given his german heritage, so I have an old faithful recipe I usually make, but I will have to give these a try sometime as I like the idea of them being soft in the middle.

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef September 20, 2010, 9:18 pm

      Oh my gosh, I hope you try them!! They are super soft in the middle :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Joanne September 21, 2010, 4:28 am

    I used to hate the taste of ginger but now I think I’m actually addicted to it. I could eat candied ginger by the handful! I am totally bookmarking this recipe. And yes ginger is totally good for you. So munch away!

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef September 21, 2010, 2:06 pm

      Thanks, Joanne! Yeah, I never really was much of a ginger fan before either…but I’m right there with you on just snacking on candied ginger….it’s so good!

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  4. Juliana September 21, 2010, 10:57 am

    Lacey, these ginger cookies look very yummie, all the spices in it and ginger…will have to try this soon since I have a whole bag of crystallized ginger at home :-)

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  5. Lisa September 21, 2010, 2:56 pm

    Ginger cookies are one of my favorite cookies and the spicier the better. Yours sound like exactly what my tastebuds are looking for.

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  6. Tina September 28, 2010, 10:54 am

    Oh my. I just made these and ate 3 warm out of the oven. These are now on my Christmas cookie list. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I had a lot of crystallized ginger around after making ginger syrup (from the site Try It You Might Like It).

    Here’s my little shortcut for forming the cookies. I use a small scoop to make the dough into a ball shape and drop the ball into a small plate of sugar. Roll the ball in the sugar and the gently flatten it to about 1/2 inch thick with the bottom of a smooth object. (I used my measuring cup) The balls were about an inch and a quarter in size. I made 32 cookies in total.

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef September 28, 2010, 1:48 pm

      Aren’t they addicting, Tina? Especially right out of the oven. Thanks for sharing your shortcut!

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  7. WenDee Riffe November 16, 2010, 11:25 am

    i just wanted ya to know that i soooooo love these cookies!!! i have made them several times since discovering you on PW’s TK site!!! i am sorry that i am just now leaving you a comment on the TK site!!! however–it was a good one!!! or at least i thought so???LOL!!!

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef November 17, 2010, 8:36 pm

      Hi, WenDee! Better late than never — especially with a good review! :) Heehee. I’m so glad you like the cookies…aren’t they just fabulous?!?

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  8. Joanne December 1, 2010, 12:45 pm

    I just found your site and this recipe that I can’t wait to try. Do I find granulated ginger in the spice aisle? I’ve never heard of it.

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef December 1, 2010, 2:46 pm

      Hi Joanne! Welcome to my site. You can find crystallized ginger in the spices aisle or sometimes in the aisle where they sell bulk items, like grains, beans and rice. Hope you enjoy the cookies — they’re my favorite!

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  9. Elizabeth December 12, 2010, 3:37 pm

    I just found your site through googling for soft ginger cookies. Fantastic! I haven’t time to look around it much as I am leaving to go buy some candied ginger to make these cookies today. They sound excellent and you have some great reviews. I’ll let you know how they turn out for me. :)

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      1. ElizabethS December 14, 2010, 3:22 pm

        Lacey, the cookies are fabulous! Easy recipe and they baked up beautifully. I got 33 3″ cookies and have only 4 left! Everyone loved them, even the kid with braces.

        Thanks again for the recipe. It will become a standard in my cookie repetoire!

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        1. lacey - a sweet pea chef December 16, 2010, 1:16 pm

          Hi Elizabeth! Aren’t they so fabulous! So glad you enjoyed them and they were a hit. Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. Tammy December 13, 2010, 6:10 pm

    YUM!!!!
    I found your website a couple of weeks ago. Tried these this weekend. There is a cookie store we enjoy going to who charges an arm and leg for cookies that taste just like these. I was trying to find “the” recipe. Jack Pot. Boy the money I can save…… :)

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef December 16, 2010, 1:13 pm

      Yay, Tammy! So glad to help you find that one recipe AND to help you save money. Score! :)

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  11. Lauren September 18, 2011, 9:23 pm

    Have you ever frozen the dough and then baked them? Any reason why not? If I made them in Sept. or Oct. would they still be good for Dec.?

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef September 19, 2011, 8:28 pm

      Hi Lauren! I’ve never done it, but freezing cookie dough is definitely something you can do. I recommend checking out this article for more information.

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  12. Amanda November 21, 2012, 2:46 am

    I just made these tonight. Oh my goodness! I have a new favorite holiday cookie. I’m a ginger fanatic and these came out perfectly!

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