Crystallized ginger gives these spice cookies extra zip!
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 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
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 large cookie sheets.
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.
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.