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Nov 14 2011

Meatless Monday Ginger Nut Cookies

I have always loved the taste of ginger. I like recipes using ginger.These cookies are delish and ginger is what makes them so good. Oh and nuts of course!   Do you have a favorite ginger recipe?.

ginger nut cookies katherines corner

What You Need

1/2 Cup self-rising flour

1/2 Cup pistachio nuts ( shelled)

1/2 Cup crystallized ginger

2 Eggs (whites only)

3/4 Cup sugar

1 tsp Honey

1 tsp Orange zest ( do not get any of the white when you grate your orange skin)

Mixing bowls

Baking sheets

Nonstick cooking spray

Food Processor

Hand mixer

Wire cooling rack

Before You Start:  Preheat oven to 300° and spray 2 baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray

Lets Make It! Place flour and nuts into the food processor and pulse about 10 times ( it will look like coarse mealy flour). Pour flour mixture into a bowl and set aside. Add ginger to the food processor and pulse 6-10 times (or until finely minced) add it to the bowl of flour and mix together. Place egg whites in a separate bowl, and beat on high with a hand mixer for about 1-2 minutes ( or more) until soft peaks form. Continue beating at high speed and gradually add the sugar and honey. Continue mixing for  4-5 minutes (or until thick and glossy). Using a spoon or spatula, gently fold into the flour mixture. Drop dough by level tablespoons about 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 18 minutes or until firm. Remove from baking sheets, and cool on a wire rack.

Makes about 2 dozen

*Katies Tid Bits  try using hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, or macadamia

 

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  1. Ms. A

    Bet the smell of those baking is heavenly!

  2. Judy Haughton-James

    Hi Katherine,
    I am sure these biscuits taste good. I have eaten several types of ginger biscuits. At our home we put ginger in a number of dishes. It certainly adds to the flavour. Have a good Monday.
    Judy

  3. Poetesswug

    My favorite ginger recipe is with seared pork and fresh cut ginger…delicious!! I’m also a lover of ginger snaps…any time!! :-]

  4. Denise :)

    These sounds marvelous! I tried a chocolate-ginger cookie over the weekend which was delicious, too! I like that there’s bits of ginger in this cookie. It will definitely be on my to-try list! :)

  5. Pam@over50feeling40

    I use ginger in a couple of my Thanksgiving recipes, so I always think about it this time of year! Maybe I will save some for cookies!!

  6. small Kucing

    These certainly looks mouth watering . Too bad I stay too far else would hope over to your place and wait at your door step for you to feed me :)

  7. May

    Thank you so much for taking the Exposure 99% weekday button. When i was growing up, my mom don’t miss cooking with ginger. I make ginger juice right inside my kitchen. I don’t miss using it when cooking. So i can tell how lecker this cookies will taste…

  8. Deborah

    These sound yummy. I love ginger also.

  9. thisisme

    Unfortunately, with my new eating regime, I can’t eat flour, because I would definitely have made these. They look really scrumptious. I love ginger very much in all forms as well, and with the pistacchio nuts, I bet they are divine!!

  10. Jodi Hall

    love a good cookie.. these look yummy ! :)

  11. annie

    Why do you always post stuff that keep me a chubby chunkster? Well it is a cross I will have to bear. These look good and , sigh, of course I will make them and , sigh, eat them by the ton. ;)

  12. kristin

    Oh my goodness, these look yummy!!
    Hope you are well my friend!
    XO
    Kristin

  13. Ginger @ Small Town USA

    Yummy, they look and sound devine!! I love “Ginger” also! LOL, really, I love ginger, especially crystalized!

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