Soft Ginger Cookies
Meet the gingersnap’s more approachable cousin. Just like the snap, it packs a spirited, spicy punch, but with a gentler texture that’s nicely suited for an after-school snack or a midnight treat. The recipe is simple, but it requires patience, as you’ll have to wait at least two hours for the dough to chill between mixing it up and popping it in the oven. While you may be tempted to skip this step to cut down on prep time, don’t: Refrigerating the dough makes it much easier to work with, and it won’t stick to your hands as you roll it into oven-ready balls. One final hint: If you’re having trouble locating crystallized ginger in your local grocery store, you’ll find it stocked alongside other ingredients commonly used in Asian cuisine.