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Candied Ginger Lemon Cookies

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These cookies are deliciously delicate and soft. They pack a whole lot of flavor too. Ginger and lemon are an amazing combination. What a great gift from your kitchen. Enjoy!
Ingredients
  Flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Ginger powder 1 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Unsalted butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), softened
  Light brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Candied ginger 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped finely
  Lemon zest 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Eggs 1 Large
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon, freshly squeezed
  Powdered sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (for coating)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a bowl put the flour, ginger, baking powder and salt. Mix well and set aside.
2. Take another bowl and put the butter. Add sugar and cream them together.
3. Put the candied ginger and lemon zest. Resume beating for 1 minute till they are incorporated well.
4. Add the egg and continue to beat. Pour the lemon juice and mix well.
5. To the butter mixture, add the flour mixture. Mix till incorporated (Do not over mix).
6. On a flat work surface, sprinkle flour. Put the dough on it and divide it into two portions.
7. Mold both the portions into logs making them as wide as possible, depending on the desired size of cookies.
8. Wrap the logs in plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours or overnight.
9. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats. Set aside.
10. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

MAKING
11. Remove the dough from the fridge and cut it into 1/4th inch cookies.
12. Arrange them on the prepared baking sheet about ½ inch away from each other.
13. Put in the oven and bake around 12 minutes or until the edges begin to turn brown.
14. After 6 minutes of baking turn the baking sheet around to cook all the cookies evenly.
15. Remove cookies from the oven; place them onto a cooling rack along with the parchment or silicon mat.
16. Let them cool completely. Remove the parchment or mat and place them on the rack.
17. Roll them in powdered sugar or sprinkle the powdered sugar generously.

SERVING
18. In a serving plate, arrange the cookies and serve them with a beverage of choice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Interest: 
Holiday
Ingredient: 
Lemon
Preparation Time: 
140 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
155 Minutes
Servings: 
24

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