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Spice Cookies With Ginger, Cardamom and Rose Water

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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makes 36 cookies
20 Min
15 Min


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
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
large egg
1/4 c
1 tsp
rose water or to taste
3/4 c
turbinado sugar, for rolling (raw sugar)

How to Make Spice Cookies With Ginger, Cardamom and Rose Water


  • 1Whisk 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.
  • 2In 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.
  • 3Stir in the flour mixture with a wooden spoon, mixing until just until blended.

    Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
  • 4Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 5Lightly spray 2 cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 6Place 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.
  • 7Bake cookies until cracked on top but still soft to touch, about 11 to 13 minutes.

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

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About Spice Cookies With Ginger, Cardamom and Rose Water

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