Brown Sugar Ginger Crisp

A Crunchy Holiday Cookie

GMA Recipes Dessert
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Good Morning America food editor Sara Moulton shares her recipes for some tasty desserts. Bake up a batch of these scrumptious cookies!


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/2 cup crystalized ginger (3 oz.), finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat oven to 350 F. degrees

    Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Beat together butter and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at moderate speed until pale and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Beat in yolk, vanilla and gingers. Add flour mixture and mix at low speed until just combined.

    Drop heaping teaspoons of dough about 3 inches apart onto an ungreased baking sheets and bake in batches in middle of oven until golden, 13 - 15 minutes. Transfer them, using a metal spatula, to a baking rack to cool completely.

    Recipe courtesy of Gourmet magazine, © 2001.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: flour, brown sugar, ginger, butter

    Course: Cookies, Dessert

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