Lemon Ginger Drop Cookies - Martha Stewart

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Lemon Ginger Drop Cookies - Martha Stewart
Lemon Ginger Drop Cookies

I love lemon.
I love ginger.
I love cookies.

So much promise.

Lemon Ginger Drop Cookies - Martha Stewart
I made these Lemon Ginger Drop Cookies from the Martha Stewart empire. They use lemon zest and crystallized ginger. You drop them onto the sheet, bake for 7 minutes, pull them out and sprinkle with sugar before popping them back in for another 7 minutes. Easy peasy.

Lemon Ginger Drop Cookies - Martha Stewart
However, even though they contain lots of my favorite ingredients, they didn't knock my socks off. But I like my flavors strong, so you might like the subtle flavors in these.

Adapted from Lemon Ginger Drop Cookies from Martha Stewart website (Published in Martha Stewart Living, December/January 1995/1996)

8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, plus more for sprinkling
1 large egg
1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest (I used Meyer Lemons)
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup diced (1/8 inch) crystallized ginger

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment.
2. Place 3/4 cup sugar in mixing bowl. Add zest and rub with sugar until fragrant and damp. Cream butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy (with paddle attachment), about 5 minutes, scraping down sides of bowl. Add egg; mix on high speed to combine.
3. In a bowl, whisk together flour, ground ginger, baking soda, salt, and crystallized ginger; add to butter mixture; mix on medium-low speed to combine, about 20 seconds.
4. Drop about 2 teaspoons of batter on baking sheet. Bake for 7 minutes. Pull out trays, sprinkle cookies with sugar, rotate sheets between oven shelves, and bake until just golden, about 7 minutes more. Slide parchment with cookies onto a wire rack; let cool 15 minutes.
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Valen said... [Reply to comment]

I like my lemon desserts with a strong punch of lemon. I bet some lemon extract would help. The cookies look good!

DailyChef said... [Reply to comment]

Yummy! How was the balance between the lemon and ginger flavors? I prefer the lemon to be the dominant flavor, and ginger to be secondary, but that's just me :)

Kamalika said... [Reply to comment]

Looks yammy....

Patricia @ ButterYum said... [Reply to comment]

Yummers - I just purchased lemon oil. I bet that would flavor these cookies nicely!


The Food Librarian said... [Reply to comment]

DailyChef (#2): It was slightly lemony and slightly ginger. Not overwhelming or significant to me. - mary the food librarian

Cherine said... [Reply to comment]

A fabulous treat

2.46% said... [Reply to comment]

These are so picture perfect that I was hoping you'd rave about them. I like punchy flavors, too, but maybe I'll make them for work because I think mild would work here in KY.

Gaby said... [Reply to comment]

They look perfect to me! I love lemon and ginger too! In fact I have started adding ginger to everything, and I mean everything, sweet, savory, I love it all!! Thanks for the cookie recipe!

mike said... [Reply to comment]

These look GREAT! I always add a few drops of lemon oil (I don't trust those "the best lemon cookie/cake" recipes). You can never have enough! I'm surprised Martha didn't come through... let's email her.

Christine said... [Reply to comment]

I've been wanting to make these! The only ingredient holding me back is the crystallized ginger, though I should make them anyway. Thanks for the tip about the subtle flavors -- I have lemon extract and will probably use it here along with extra ginger.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, bummer. My adrenaline raced when I saw the title, but oh dear, Martha, lemon and ginger HAVE to have some kick to them. It's the law.

I think I'd add just a half teaspoon of lemon juice and dial up the ground gingeras well. The concept is too scrumptious to let go...

Amanda said... [Reply to comment]

These sounds really good, bet they were delicious!

Kristen said... [Reply to comment]

Look at how lovely those cookies look and the flavors sound delicious!

Andrea said... [Reply to comment]

Well I guess everything can't be The Best Thing Ever. But I bet they'd be great for ice cream sandwiches or sprinkled over a few scoops!

Sarah said... [Reply to comment]

Mmmmmmmm, lemon cookiesss.
Great pictures!

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