Gingery flavor and a subtle lemon note make these crisp cookies perfect with tea. They also make great ‘‘dunking'' cookies.

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Recipe Summary

1 hr 15 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment or coat with cooking spray.

  • Cream oil, butter, sugar, egg and lemon zest in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Sift together flour, cornstarch, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients just until combined.

  • Divide dough into 2 portions. Roll out each portion on a floured surface to a thickness of slightly more than 1/16 inch. Sprinkle with the sugar (if desired), lightly pressing it in with the rolling pin. Cut out shapes with a cookie cutter and place 1/4 inch apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake one sheet at a time until lightly colored, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool 2 minutes, then remove cookies to a rack to cool.


Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

58 calories; protein 0.6g 1% DV; carbohydrates 10.4g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 0.2g 1% DV; sugars 6g; fat 1.6g 3% DV; saturated fat 0.5g 3% DV; cholesterol 6.9mg 2% DV; vitamin a iu 27.6IU 1% DV; vitamin c 0.2mg; folate 13.4mcg 3% DV; calcium 10.5mg 1% DV; iron 0.3mg 2% DV; magnesium 2mg 1% DV; potassium 16.8mg 1% DV; sodium 52.9mg 2% DV; thiaminmg 3% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
Super but too gingery/spicy great easy simple not a big shopping list recipe. Turned out great but I'll cut the Ginger in half next time. A keeper! I didn't do cookie cutters I dropped by teaspoonfuls and got about 66 mini cookies. Pros: Not too sweet yummy easy Cons: too gingery and spicy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
fantastic cookies I do two things differently: 1 add a tsp of vanilla. 2 Wrap in parchment paper and roll the cookie dough into a log. Twist the ends the paper. Place into the freezer. then whenever you need/want cookies - pull the dough out of the freezer. slice sprinkle with sugar and bake. Pros: Flavour these cookies taste amazing Cons: Flavour these cookies taste amazing so you'll eat them all at once. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe is AMAZING! I don't recommend using shaped (animal or otherwise) cookie cutters though because all my animals ended up looking obese:) Read More