Chewy Ginger Spice Cookies – With a Gourmet Twist!

Chewy Ginger Spice Cookies – With a Gourmet Twist!

A new spice mix takes these over the top! Ginger cookies are a wonderful cookie loaded with old fashioned flavors like molasses, which makes them nostalgic for a time when cookies would always be homemade, rarely store-bought. But, these cookies were the first food I thought of when I discovered a wonderful spice mix at a farmer’s market in Visalia, in the San Joaquin Valley of California. The mix is made nearby in a small town called Lemon Cove, but don’t let that fool you, the spices are made from a mix of 12 sensational ingredients and loaded with subtle, sweet and warm flavors including fennel pollen. It certainly elevates the humble ginger cookie to gourmet status. Anyone with a discerning palate will be wondering about these for days, just trying to identify the mysterious flavor undertones in these incredible cookies.


Chewy Ginger Spice Cookies - With a Twist!
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This rich and chewy old fashioned cookie is updated with a special spice mix!
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Californian
Serves:: 36 cookies
  • ⅔ cup Extra Virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup light molasses
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1½ tsp Pollen Ranch Divine Desserts Spice
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • Large grain raw sugar to garnish, if desired
  1. Combine ingredients as given; stirring after each addition.
  2. Stir until well blended.
  3. Dough will be oily and should not be refrigerated before rolling.
  4. Form dough into balls and roll in sugar.
  5. Bake on ungreased baking sheets at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until puffy and cracked on top. Do not overcook.
  6. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes.
  7. Then, with a spatula, transfer cookies to a cooling rack to firm up and cool.
The sensational spice mix can be ordered online here:
Divine Desserts Spice Blend from Pollen Ranch

This recipe is adapted from the original recipe provided on the website.


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