Lemon Ginger Cookies

Yield: 2 ½ Dozen Cookies

2 Sticks Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature

1 Cup + 2 Tablespoons Sugar

1/3 Cup Ginger Sugar

2 Eggs

1 Teaspoon Almond Extract

Zest from 1 Lemon

1 Tablespoon Grated Fresh Ginger

2 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1/2 Teaspoon Fleur De Sel

1/4 Teaspoon White Peppercorns

3/4 Cup Coconut (Optional)

While desserts aren’t our specialty, we do love baking cookies. This Lemon Ginger cookie would certainly qualify as one of our Signature recipes. Our guests – including the kids – love them, and keep coming back for more. We usually make them with coconut, in which case we form the dough into 1 ½” balls. When we don’t use coconut, we form the dough into a log, chill, and slice them when ready to bake. And we always make enough dough to freeze some and have it on hand for those busy days when we want to serve something special with our ice cream.

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment. Cream together butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs and extract and beat together until smooth. Stir in zest and ginger.

 

In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Stir to combine. Add coconut (if using) and mix into dough. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes. Form into 1½” balls, or into a log to slice into  ¼”- ½” rounds.

 

Place cookies 2” apart on baking sheet. Bake for 13-15 minutes until done. Glaze with a lemon/confectioners sugar glaze if desired.

MorningStar Kitchen Seasonings Featured in this Recipe
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Ginger Sugar
Rich, sweet, and warm,
our Ginger Sugar can be
used creatively for both sweet
and savory dishes. Sprinkle some on salmon before grilling, use to add a subtle sweetness to sauces and vinaigrettes, or use as a finishing touch on pastries and desserts.
Ginger Sugar from MorningStar Kitchen
Fleur de Sel
Delicately harvested by
hand before its crystals
reach the bottom of the
salt pan,our Fleur de Sel is a must-have for every discerning Home Chef. Used primarily as a finishing salt, it is meant for sprinkling on top of your most special recipes just before serving. 
Fleur de Sel from MorningStar Kitchen
White Peppercorns
The pepper of choice in
most European kitchens, white
peppercorns are released from
their outer black shell by soaking.
The process results in a more mellow taste than that of black pepper. And the creamy color works perfectly in recipes that are lighter in color.
White Peppercorns from MorningStar Kitchen