Cherry Ginger Cookies

Serious Eats

Ready in: 45 minutes
Servings: 30
Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
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  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
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  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
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  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
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  • 2/3 cup chopped candied ginger (see note)
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  • 1/4 cup unsweetened dried cherries
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  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
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  • 1 egg
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  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
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  • 1/2 cup blackstrap molasses
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  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
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  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
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  • 3/4 cup sugar
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  • 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
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  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
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Steps

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in egg.
  • Add vanilla and molasses and beat until incorporated.
  • Add dry ingredients to the bowl and beat until just combined. Use a wooden spoon or rubber spatula to fold in candied ginger and cherries. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Adjust oven rack to upper and lower-middle positions and preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Drop dough by the rounded tablespoon (I like to use a 2 1/2 ounce cookie scoop) onto prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake until darkened and color and just drying on top, about 15 minutes.
  • Let cool 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 144.41  cal  (7.22%)
  • Fat: 6.32  g  (9.72%)
  • Saturated Fat: 3.91  g  (24.44%)
  • Carbohydrates: 21.04  g  (7.01%)
  • Sugar: 13.54  g  (15.04%)
  • Cholesterol: 21.51  mg  (7.17%)
  • Sodium: 63.39  mg  (2.76%)
  • Protein: 1.25  g  (2.5%)
  • Manganese: 0.22  mg  (10.8%)
  • Selenium: 4.85  µg  (6.93%)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.08  mg  (5.16%)
  • Folate: 18.18  µg  (4.55%)
  • Iron: 0.8  mg  (4.42%)
  • Magnesium: 16.77  mg  (4.19%)
  • Vitamin A: 195.43  IU  (3.91%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.06  mg  (3.38%)
  • Potassium: 117.3  mg  (3.35%)
  • Vitamin B3: 0.63  mg  (3.16%)
  • Phosphorus: 26.42  mg  (2.64%)
  • Calcium: 23.65  mg  (2.37%)
  • Vitamin B6: 0.05  mg  (2.35%)
  • Copper: 0.05  mg  (2.32%)
  • Fiber: 0.33  g  (1.31%)
  • Vitamin E: 0.2  mg  (1.31%)
  • Vitamin B5: 0.12  mg  (1.23%)

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