Spice Cookies With Candied Ginger
Author/Submitted by: email@example.com (lauren h halverson)
plus 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
(1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter,
plus 2 teaspoons sugar
finely chopped crystallized ginger (about
dark corn syrup
Position rack in center if oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Grease heavy
large cookie sheets. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl.
Beat butter, 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. sugar and crystallized ginger in another
bowl until fluffy. At low speed, beat in egg white, corn syrup, cinnamon,
ground ginger, and cloves. Add dry ingredients and beat just until moist
clumps form. Press mixture together to form smooth dough.Form level tbsp.
of dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in sugar and place on
prepared cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Dip bottom of glass into sugar.
Press cookies to 2 1/2 inch rounds with glass, dipping glass into sugar
before each pressing. Bake until cookies are light brown, about 13
Let cookies stand on baking sheet 5 minutes. Transfer to rack and cool
completely. sift powdered sugar over half of each cookie. (Can be prepared
ahead. Wrap airtight and let stand at room temp 1 week or freeze 1 month.)