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Best Ginger Cookies

Yields30 Servings

 1 ⅓ cups butter or margarine, softened
 1 ⅓ cups sugar
 2 eggs
 2 ⅔ cups flour
 ¼ tsp salt
 2 cups California raisins
 ½ cup chopped candied ginger
 1 egg white, beaten

In mixer bowl, cream butter, sugar and eggs. Stir in flour and salt, mixing until blended. Stir in raisins and ginger. Chill dough.


Roll out to 1/8-inch thickness on floured board; cut into desired shapes with sharp-edged cookie cutters. Space 1-inch apart on greased baking sheet. Brush with beaten egg white; sprinkle with additional granulated sugar, or decorate with colored sugars, dragées, candied fruits and nuts. Bake in 350°F oven 12 to 15 minutes, until golden. Cool 2 to 3 minutes on pan; remove to rack to cool completely.

Note: An additional 1/2 cup of California raisins and 1 tablespoon powdered ginger may be substituted for the candied ginger.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cookie

Servings 30

Amount Per Serving
Calories 190Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g14%

Saturated Fat 5g25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 110mg5%
Potassium 151mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 27g9%

Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 17g
Protein 2g4%

Calcium 14%
Iron 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.