Spice Cookies With Ginger, Cardamom and Rose Water

Annacia *

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@Annacia

Oh My Gosh, these must be the ultimate spice cookies. I have used orange water as well as the rose water and both make delicious cookies. They have a nice little thin crisp crust with a soft, tender and scrumptious interior.

Not at all difficult to make and they perfume the house with a wonderful spice aroma while baking. This is a keeper that you'll enjoy over and over.


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Serves:

makes 36 cookies

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 c
all-purpose flour
2 1/4 tsp
ground ginger
2 tsp
baking soda
3/4 tsp
ground cardamom
3/4 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
ground coriander
1/4 tsp
fresh ground black pepper
3/4 tsp
salt
3/4 c
crystallized ginger, chopped
1 c
dark brown sugar, packed
1/2 c
unsalted butter, room temperature (1stick)
1/4 c
vegetable shortening, room temperature
1
large egg
1/4 c
honey
1 tsp
rose water or to taste
3/4 c
turbinado sugar, for rolling (raw sugar)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Whisk the flour, ground ginger, baking soda, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, pepper and salt in a medium bowl until blended.

Mix in the crystallized ginger and set aside momentarily.
2
In a large bowl beat the brown sugar, butter and shortening with an electric mixer until fluffy (do not overbeat-it will add too much air).

Add the egg, honey and rosewater and beat until blended.
3
Stir in the flour mixture with a wooden spoon, mixing until just until blended.

Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
4
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
5
Lightly spray 2 cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
6
Place the turbinado sugar in thick layer onto small plate.

Using wet hands, form dough into 1 1/4-inch balls; roll in sugar to coat completely.

Place balls on prepared sheets, spacing 2 to 3 inches apart.
7
Bake cookies until cracked on top but still soft to touch, about 11 to 13 minutes.

Cool on sheets 1 minute.
8
Carefully transfer cookies to wire racks; cool completely.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Moroccan
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Low Sodium, Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy