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

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  • 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; 1.6 g total fat; 0.5 g saturated fat; 7 mg cholesterol; 53 mg sodium. 17 mg potassium; 10.4 g carbohydrates; 0.2 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 0.6 g protein; 28 IU vitamin a iu; 13 mcg folate; 10 mg calcium; 2 mg magnesium;

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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