Crystallized Ginger Cookies

These old-fashioned cookies have an extra snap of crystallized ginger along with ground ginger. They are delicious with a glass of cold milk, or served with midmorning coffee or tea.

Makes: 36Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 36


  • 1⁄2 cup butter
  • 1⁄4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1⁄4 cup honey
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1⁄4 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine butter, shortening, and sugar and mix until fluffy. Stir in egg and honey and beat well to combine. Add remaining ingredients and mix to combine.
  • Form dough into 1-inch balls and place on prepared baking sheets. Bake for 9 to 13 minutes or until cookies are golden around edges. Let stand on cookie sheet for 2 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool.