Best Ginger Cookies

Best Ginger Cookies

 


Raisin gingersnaps so delicious, you'll want to eat the whole batch!
INGREDIENTS
1-1/3 cups butter or margarine, softened
1-1/3 cups sugar
2 eggs
2-2/3 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups California raisins
1/2 cup chopped candied ginger
1 egg white, beaten
PROCEDURE
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, dragees, 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.