Ginger Cookies

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You were probably thinking I may be in a sugar coma since I haven’t written anything in a week. Well, it was hard to resist the temptation, and I may have had a couple of cookies, OK, a couple more but I’m still around.
Do you remember when I was telling you about the 10 lbs of flour I sifted? Well, this last week I used them all. 19, yes nineteen, dozen of cookies, 8 cinnamon swirl breads, 7 challah bread, 3 dozen dinner rolls plus other minor baking projects.
I’m still in sock I survived all that baking. I may have lost my mind, hopefully I get it back soon.
I hope you forgive me if my next 5-6 recipes are going to be cookies. I promise after the holidays are over I get back to vegan recipes.
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These ginger cookies I made for a cookies swap. I love how the dough is so versatile. I used it in 4 different ways.
I did cut-outs (as shown above), I made peppermint bark topped cookies
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Plain cookies
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And different shaped cookies
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It’s really easy to work with this dough, although it does require a little bit of kneading by hand. The cookies stay soft for a couple of days if left on a cookie plate and way longer if kept in an air-tight container.
The ground ginger is just enough to pinch your tongue when eating. It can be substituted with cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice, cloves or a combinations of all of them.
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Ginger cookies
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 cup room temperature butter
2 tbsp cocoa
3-5 tsp ground ginger
2 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
In a large bowl sift  together the flour, cocoa and ground ginger. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, add the butter and sugar. With the paddle attachment mix them for a couple of minutes until creamed. 
Slowly add the flour mixture to the creamed sugared butter. 
Divide the dough into 2 pieces and place it in the fridge in freezer bags or wrapped in plastic foil for about half an hour up to a couple of days. For longer periods I suggest wrap it well and place it in the freezer. 
Take one piece at a time out of the fridge, break it into pieces, sprinkle 1 tbsp water over them and knead until the water is incorporated. 
Preated the oven to 350F. 

Now it’s up to you which types of cookies you’d like to make. 
If you decide to make peppermint bark topped cookies, plain or different shapes the dough yields 2 dozen of cookies. For cut-outs, it depends on how big/small you make the cookies. 

For peppermint bark topped cookies, plain and shaped divide each half of dough into 12 pieces. Make small balls and place each ball on a cookie sheet or into a cookie mold. I used this Wilton cookie pan.
Bake in preaheated oven (to 350F) for about 12 minutes. 
Let them cool almost completely before topping with the peppermint bark. 
To decorate them with icing, leave the cookies to cool for a couple of hours before decorating them.
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For cutouts, roll the dough on a flat surface and cut in desired shapes. 
Bake in preheated oven until the edges are set and the cookies are soft to touch. Cool on cookies racks.
Decorate when completely cooled as desired. 


Come join the #cookielove fun over at my friend Junia’s blog.
Sending love your way, 


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  1. Sommer Jones says

    was love at first sight when i saw these lovelies on instagram. i am sure it wil be love at first bite when i try them!

  2. thecompletecookbook says

    Roxana, what beautiful cookies – they are too exquisite for words! Well done on getting so much baking done!
    :-) Mandy

  3. Kitchen Belleicious says

    Ginger cookies are my husband's all time favorite cookie and I can never seem to get the recipe just right for him. I will have to try your recipe out this week and surprise him! They look fantastic!

  4. Tina says

    Awesome array of delicious cookies here, bravo to all your efforts in the kitchen. I am sure the recipients were delighted to get these-yum!

  5. The Mom Chef says

    NINETEEN dozen cookies? You're insane! I'm glad we'll benefit with all the amazing recipes though. And this one's a fantastic start. I love ginger. It's aroma speaks Christmas and holidays to me as much as cinnamon does.

  6. Becky says

    Your cookies are gorgeous! What a baking marathon! I made ginger cookies, but the dough was too sticky for cutouts, so I made them into gingersnaps. If I have time I might try your recipe, or get the Wilton pan:)

  7. Kiri W. says

    These sound amazing – I love ginger-spiced cookies. And the snow-flake version is incredibly pretty – you've outdone yourself :)

  8. Sandra says

    Girl, I sure didn't see you around for few days:)) Are you OK???? LOL! You might be in sugarland coma:))) And all of them look BETTER than from the my dear friend did incredible job!!!!

  9. Laura at The Art of Cooking Real Food says

    Wow! Those are so pretty! You are very talented – there is no possible way mine would ever look that good (and if they did, there is no possible way I'd let anyone eat them!).

  10. Mihaela says

    wow, Roxana, that was a big project :) But is all for good, now you know what you can do, right? I like the cookies, maybe I'm gonna give them a try, I have to make sure I don't get into a sugar coma before Christmas :))

  11. Jean (Lemons and Anchovies)an says

    My, you have been busy but your time spent was so worth it. Your cookies are beautiful. Looking forward to seeing the rest!

    PS. I really need to get a piping kit. I think I'm the only person left in the world who doesn't know how to use one.

  12. Junia says

    roxana, i've never seen cookie molds in a cookie sheet before! these are beautiful. i love the icing decor! this gets me even more excited for the holidays :)

  13. Kim - Liv Life says

    They are so beautiful! And I love the simple ingredients. Liv would LOVE these guys too, she's a big ginger fan. Nicely done!

  14. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says

    Wow, I don't think I could do that much baking! These cookies look delicious and I look forward to seeing the rest of your recipes from the baking marathon!

  15. Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family says

    Wow! Roxanna you have been a baking queen. Those cookies all look fantastic. I love the shapes and the piped icing to highlight the design.

  16. Lizzy says

    YUM, YUM and more YUM! Oh, these all look fabulous, Roxana!!! I hope you'll join in the bloggers cookie swap next year…and I'll keep my fingers crossed that I receive a box of your beautiful creations! xo

  17. Amy says

    Roxana, these are beautiful! I love ginger cookies, and especially cute ones ;)! Hope you are having fun with all the baking :)!

  18. Chung-Ah @ Damn Delicious says

    All these cookies are absolutely beautiful. My favorite has to be the star cutouts with the Tiffany colored frosting!

  19. Parsley Sage says

    GLORIOUS! And exhausting! You really are a super baker…wow. I think they were worth the effort tho. They're so beautiful! And the ones with the peppermint bark are making me drool :)


  20. Wendy Irene says

    Looking at all the gorgeous pictures of cookies made me so happy! A real work of art! You have so much talent and it is a joy to come here and view your wonderful creations.

  21. Steve @ the black peppercorn says

    wow -these look so well made. Beautiful creations here. I love those cookie molds also! Where did you get them>

  22. Magic of Spice says

    I am amazed you can even write a post…wow, some heavy baking there! These cookies are amazing though and can't wait to see the rest of your goodies :)

  23. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says

    Beautiful design on those cookies! Ginger cookies have to be my favorite cookie this time of year, it just smells like the holidays when you bake them.

  24. kita says

    Your icing looks too pretty to eat! I tried to decorate some cookies last night and well…. it didn't look so good.

    I hope you are heading into a great holiday in the upcoming weeks and I miss talking to you!

    PS, We will love the cookie recipes as long as you bring them so we can stock up before you go back to healthy and vegan 😉

  25. Beth Michelle says

    WOW that is A LOT of baking!!!
    Your cookies sound so amazing and I love how versatile the dough is! All your cookies look beautiful!

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