Upon looking at the ingredient list, I thought (and I surmise many other people think this as well), "That is A LOT of ginger." I thought it might make these cookies too spicy. I decided to try them anyway, since the reviews were so favorable. I'm glad I did; these are delicious! Definitely the best ginger cookie I have tasted. Don't be afraid of the seemingly excessive amount of ginger. The recipe calls for just the right amount. I followed the advice of the previous reviewer who froze the crystalized ginger before chopping it, and that definitely helps. And I love the other previous reviewer's idea of dipping these in dark chocolate! One warning, though: if you like sweet cookies, these may not be for you. If you like "sweets" that aren't overly sweet, then these may be your new favorite cookies.
A definite keeper for holidays or anytime. Crystallized ginger makes these extra special. (I used Ginger People brand, available at Whole Foods). I baked one batch for less time and got a softer cookie, and I let another batch get fairly brown, resulting in a crisp ginger snap. Both versions great, though I prefer the crispy. Using the small ice cream scoop as suggested made these cookies nice and uniform, perfect for gift giving.
These are quick, easy, & delicious! I did use some light brown sugar with the granulated sugar. I didn't have any candied ginger on hand but they were still tasty and I imagine even better with the ginger. Next time I think I will partially dip them in dark chocolate for holiday gifts.
I stuck to the recipe exactly the first time I made these and they were awesome! My father, a ginger connoisseur, said they were just like the ones you get at the store. I made them a second time with molasses AND maple syrup and they were even better!
EXCELLENT! These are really good, not too sweet. Perfect texture and great instructions.
I use white whole wheat flour which was good. Also, freezing the ginger for a few minutes and keeping the knife clean & cold, and chopping in small batches makes the ginger easier to handle.
These are simple to make and oh so delicious! Best ginger cookies ever! I love that they soft for a few days. I bake things for friends and family for Christmas and these are so getting included this year.
These are the BEST ginger cookies ever!! I use a soft diced crystallized ginger from KA flour company in the place of the crystallized dry ginger and the results have always been exceptional. I would recommend this to everyone. Makes great cookie gifts at the Holidays.
Easy and delicious! The perfect dessert. Next time, I'm going to try dipping half of each cookie in semi-sweet chocolate as a new variation.
Really easy to make and a big hit! I love that they are soft for a few days. Yum.
Excellent cookies and easy to make. Not a huge fan of ginger? Omit the crystallized ginger and add 1 Tbsp of Cinnamon and 1/2 Tsp of Allspice for Spice Crackles. I have made this change a dozen times with great success!
These cookies are amazing. They are moist and chewy, with a delicious ginger and butter taste. I have made these many times, since they are so easy and fabulous. They always get raves!
These are fantastic. I made about six types of cookies for a party, and these were the surprise favorites - incredible gingery flavor, great texture. People loved them and gobbled them down.
I absolutely love these cookies. I always make sure not too bake them too long so they stay nice and chewy.
These are fantastic! Chewy and intensely gingery. The crystallized ginger makes all the difference.