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These triple ginger-almond cookies are the ultimate of ginger cookies.  They are packed with flavor from ground ginger, fresh ginger and crystallized ginger with an added crunch from chopped almonds.  

Triple Ginger-Almond Cookies

Crisp and spicy! Triple Ginger-Almond Cookies 

Savor The Best participated in the 5th annual Great Food Bloggers Cookie Swap this year and these triple ginger-almond cookies were our contribution.

A Surprise Ingredient:

The surprise ingredient in these cookies is a touch of freshly ground white pepper.  I know that sounds odd but, trust me here, it is pivotal and enhances the taste of the ground ginger, crystalized ginger, and the grated fresh ginger root. In the event that you don’t have white pepper then black pepper will work but you will see the little black spots.

Triple Ginger-Almond Cookies

Fresh Ginger Root, Ground Ginger powder and Dried Ginger Crystals

How to Make These Triple Ginger-Almond Cookies:

  1. In a large bowl, add the flour, almonds, ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, soda, salt and white pepper. Whisk to combine thoroughly.
  2. Using a mixer, beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.  Add the egg and beat until combined then beat in the molasses, grated fresh ginger, and the diced crystallized ginger.
  3. Slowly add the flour mixture and blend just until combined. Transfer the dough to the refrigerator and chill for 1 hour.
  4. Place one cup of sugar in a shallow bowl or pie plate and using a medium-size cookie scoop, scoop the cookie dough into mounds and roll into balls. Coat the balls in the sugar and place on the prepared baking sheet about 3 inches apart. Using your finger, make a small indentation on the top of the ball and press in several sliced almonds.
  5. With the bottom of a 1/4 measuring cup, gently press down on each ball of dough to slightly flatten. Do not flatten too much as the cookies will spread and become thinner.
  6. Transfer the baking sheet to the middle rack of the oven and bake at 350°F  for 13 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Nothing compares with the taste of these freshly baked cookies.  They are the most indulgently decadent ginger cookies I have ever tasted. They are soft, chewy and loaded with an intense ginger flavor and a delightful crunch from the chopped almonds.  This a wonderful combination.

Triple Ginger-Almond Cookies

These are the ultimate ginger cookie!

You just have to make these cookies; I’m sure you won’t find anything like them in the supermarket.   As a matter of fact, I will make one important suggestion…..stir up a double batch! 

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Triple Ginger-Almond Cookies

Triple Ginger-Almond Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Active Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 43 minutes

These triple ginger-almond cookies are soft, chewy and loaded with an intense ginger flavor with a delightful crunch from the chopped almonds.

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour (300 grams)
  • 1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds, chopped (70 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1-1/2 cubes butter, softened (12 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (100 grams)
  • 1/2 cup (packed) brown sugar (105 grams)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup dark molasses (113 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/3 cup diced crystallized ginger (61 grams)
  • 1/2 cup sliced toasted almonds (70 grams)
  • 1 cup sugar for coating (200 grams)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add the flour, almonds, ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, soda, salt and white pepper. Whisk to combine thoroughly.
  2. Using a mixer, add the butter, white and brown sugars to a large mixing bowl and blend on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat until combined then beat in the molasses, grated fresh ginger, and the diced crystallized ginger.
  3. Slowly add the flour mixture and blend just until combined. Transfer the dough to the refrigerator and chill for 1 hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  5. Add the cup of sugar to a shallow bowl or pie plate and using a medium-size cookie scoop, scoop the cookie dough out in mounds of equal size and roll into balls. Coat the balls in the sugar and place on the prepared baking sheet about 3 inches apart. With your finger, make a small indentation on the top of the ball and press in several sliced almonds.
  6. With the bottom of a 1/4 measuring cup, gently press down on each ball of dough to slightly flatten. Do not flatten too much as the cookies will spread and become thinner. Transfer the baking sheet to the middle rack of the oven and bake for 13 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Notes

Crystalized ginger is usually available in the bulk foods section of supermarkets like Whole Foods and WynCo Foods. If unavailable in diced form, the slices can be chopped easily.If you like crisp ginger cookies leave them in the oven for 15-16 minutes.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183Total Fat: 7gCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 2g

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Best Easy Cookie Recipes for all Occasions - Mommy Lair

Tuesday 7th of August 2018

[…] 13 Triple Ginger-Almond Cookies […]

Pat

Tuesday 7th of August 2018

Hey, Michelle! Thanks for including us in your cookie round-up! :)

Sabrina

Thursday 24th of December 2015

Yum, these ginger almond cookies look fantastic!

Pat

Thursday 24th of December 2015

Oh, yes! Sabrina, they are the best ginger cookies I have ever had....:)

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2015: Recipe Roundup Part 2 | the little kitchen

Sunday 20th of December 2015

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sue|theviewfromgreatisland

Wednesday 16th of December 2015

You SO had me at triple ginger --- these cookies are a must try!

Pat

Wednesday 16th of December 2015

Hey, Thanks for visiting our site, Sue-these are really yummy cookies. Definitely a keeper!

John/Kitchen Riffs

Wednesday 16th of December 2015

Love the spicy, tang of ginger. And triple ginger? Sold! These look wonderful. And so perfect for the season -- or really, any season. :-) Thanks.

Pat

Wednesday 16th of December 2015

Thanks, John....you will love these cookies! :)

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