Brown Sugar Cookies with Ginger

by Kirsten on September 29, 2012 · 10 comments

in Cookies, Cupcakes & Muffins, Desserts


There are lots of great cookie recipes out there, but some stand out from the crowd. These brown sugar cookies with ginger are one of the best with their crunchy outside and the chewy center. The little taste of cinnamon and ginger is just right, not too overwhelming. They were baked by my daughter this week, while she had a day off from school.

Don’t look any further; these brown sugar cookies with ginger are a winner recipe. I hope you will enjoy them us much as we did. Have a great weekend and Happy Baking!


Brown Sugar Cookies with Ginger
5.0 from 2 reviews
Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: Dessert
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  • 1½ sticks (6 ounces, 170 g) unsalted organic butter, at room temperature
  • 1¼ cups (250 g) dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 2 cups (240 g) organic all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 F (190 C).
  2. Line two baking sheets with silicon pads or parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer with paddle attachment mix together butter and brown sugar, about 6 minutes.
  4. Add the egg and mix well.
  5. In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking soda, salt, ginger and cinnamon.
  6. Slowly add flour mixture to the butter mixture until just combined.
  7. Distribute tablespoon sized dough drops onto the baking sheets, about 2 inches apart..
  8. Bake for 8-12 minutes.
  9. Let cool on wire rack for a chewier cookie or on the baking sheet for a crunchier version.


Adapted from  Leite’s Culinaria .

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Kimberly October 9, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I made these over the weekend and they went fast! Thanks for the great recipe!

elisabeth@foodandthrift October 5, 2012 at 8:20 am

Brown sugar cookies reminds me of Christmas. I love sugar cookies, but brown sugar cookies are even better, especially with the addition of ginger. I would cut the sugar down to 1 cup for us…otherwise it’s perfect and yummy in every way:)

Barb October 4, 2012 at 6:43 am

For whatever reason, I haven’t been keeping up with my reading of a lot of blogs for a while (too busy/too many other commitments/you know – just too much other ‘stuff’). So, I was looking back at some of your earlier posts and found your wonderful post about becoming a US citizen.
I want to wish you the biggest Congratulaltions to you! And it is truly special that you are able to keep your German citizenship also. I think many of us born in this country take our citizenship for granted and forget how lucky we are. Thank you for reminding us.

Congratulations and best wishes to you and your family!!!

(and thank you, too, for a wonderful blog and sharing your delicious recipes. I’m going to do a better job of keeping up with your site!)

Laura September 30, 2012 at 10:43 pm

My grandma made brown sugar cookies, but I always found them too sweet. I wonder if the spices cut through that a bit?… hmmm…. Thanks for sharing!

Kirsten October 1, 2012 at 9:58 am

Laura, I personally didn’t find this recipe turning out way too sweet. Since my daughter did bake them I wasn’t involved in the decision on how much sugar to add. I usually cut 25% of the sugar amount. Hope that helped. Happy Baking!

Sue/the view from great island September 30, 2012 at 7:04 am

I’m so glad it’s cookie season again! These look yummy, they’re one of the holiday favorites in this house.

Mary September 29, 2012 at 7:41 pm

I can smell them in my East coast home! They look fantastic!

manu September 29, 2012 at 11:01 am

Sounds yummy!!
Happy Saturday

Cathy @ Noble Pig September 29, 2012 at 9:15 am

I love ginger in a cookie, it’s so satisfying! Love these and perfect with coffee!

Susan September 29, 2012 at 9:13 am

The perfect cookie! I wish I had one right now with my morning Diet Coke:-D Besides the fruits of the season, ginger is definitely one of the spices I associate with fall; must be the warm feeling you get eating something that contains it. I’m anxious to whip these up and will take some to Ohio when I visit my grandson at the end of the October…he’ll love them too! XOXO

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