Lemon and ginger cookies

Everyone likes cookies but making them can sometimes seem too laborious: many steps, ingredients, molds, time, etc. Why do it if the supermarket offers me many options? Because the result is radically different and you will know what you are really eating. Also, not all cookies have a complicated preparation. These Lemon and ginger cookies you have here do not require stretching and cutting with a mold one by one -which is usually the heaviest part of the whole process- and they are done quickly. If you don’t like lemon and/or ginger, you can make them vanilla or add other citrus fruits, nuts, dried fruits and even chocolate.

recipe information

    • Preparation time: 30 minutes
    • Cooking time: 10 minutes
    • Total time: 40 minutes
    • Servings: 6
    • Category: cake shop
    • Cuisine type: international
    • Calories: 419 kcal per serving

Ingredients for lemon and ginger cookies for 8 people

    • 350 g of wheat flour
    • 100 g butter at room temperature
    • 100g white sugar
    • 1 lemon
    • 25g ginger
    • 1 beaten egg
    • 1 teaspoon chemical booster
    • Icing sugar to decorate (optional)

Ingredients for lemon and ginger cookiesJulia Laich

How to make Lemon Gingerbread Cookies

Peel the ginger with a spoon and grate it. Do it preferably with a ginger grater, or if not, with a common fine grater. Also grate the lemon skin and squeeze its juice. Reserve.

Zest and juice of lemon and gingerJulia Laich

In a bowl, beat the butter -it is very important that it is at room temperature- with the sugar until it is like a cream. It can be done with a mixer or by hand.

mix the butter with the sugarJulia Laich

Add the lemon zest and ginger. Mix well.

Add lemon and gingerJulia Laich

Add the beaten egg and lemon juice in two batches. Incorporate well each time with the help of a tongue. The mix may look choppy at this point, but it’s not a problem.

Add lemon juice and eggJulia Laich

Sift the flour together with the chemical booster and add it to the previous mixture in parts.

Sift the flour and the impeller and add to the mixtureJulia Laich

Once it has taken consistency, go to the counter and mix the ingredients well with your hands. We must not knead excessively.

Mix the ingredients with your handsJulia Laich

Form a cylinder about 4 or 5 cm in diameter. Cover with plastic wrap closing it at both ends as if it were a candy. Roll it a couple of times to give pressure. Let cool in the freezer for 15 minutes.

Form a cylinder and cover with filmJulia Laich

Heat the oven to 180ºC. Remove the dough from the freezer and cut 1 cm thick discs with a sharp knife. Lightly flatten the cookies and shape them with your hands. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes or until the bottom of the cookies is golden.

Form the cookies and bake themJulia Laich

Remove and let cool. They can be presented as is, dusted with icing sugar or covered with a glaze.

Lemon and ginger cookiesJulia Laich

Easy preparation summary

    1. Grate the ginger and lemon zest. Also squeeze the juice of the latter and reserve
    1. Beat the butter at room temperature with the sugar until you get a cream
    1. Add lemon zest and ginger
    1. Add juice and beaten egg and mix well
    1. Sift flour and chemical booster
    1. Add it to the previous mix in parts. Once you have consistency, join with your hands
    1. Form a cylinder of 4 or 5 cm in diameter
    1. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the freezer for 15 min.
    1. Heat the oven to 180ºC
    1. Cut 1 cm discs and shape them by hand
    1. Place on a tray with parchment paper and bake for 10 min or until the base of the cookies is golden.