“These cookies are pretty good. They might make your tummy squishy.”
Recipe made as written.
Crystallized Ginger Squares
Adapted from Barbara Tropp
Makes 3 dozen. Allow 3 hours, 35 minutes active time.
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled
1/3 cup sugar
1 large egg yolk
1 cup flour
1/3 cup crystallized ginger, chopped
1 teaspoon orange zest, finely grated
Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth, the blend in the egg yolk. Add the flour, ginger and orange zest and mix until well combined. Shape the dough into a 4″x4″ block that is one inch thick, wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge until firm, about two hours.
Preheat oven to 350F. Line baking sheets with silpats or parchment paper. Cut the brick of dough into 4 one inch logs, then cut into slices 1/4″ thick. Place the cookies 1/2 inch apart on the baking sheets and bake until cookies are firm and light golden brown at the edge. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Every Friday, a group of women writers is blogging their way through 50 Women Game-Changers of Food – find more information, as well as a complete listing of who has participated and links to every recipe we’ve made so far, here. This is who is joining this week.
Mary of One Perfect Bite |
Mary of One Perfect Bite | Joanne of Eats Well With Others | Val of More Than Burnt Toast | Susan of The Spice Garden | Heather of girlichef | Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney | Jeanette of Jeanette’s Healthy Living | Kathleen of Bakeaway with Me | Sue of The View from the Great Island | Linda of There and Back Again | Kathleen of Gonna Want Seconds | Barbara of Moveable Feasts | Linda of Ciao Chow Linda | Deborah of Taste and Tell | Nancy of My Picadillo | Mireya of My Healthing Eating Habits | Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen | Annie of lovely things | Claudia of Journey of an Italian Cook