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These little button cookies are like mini bites of gingerbread bedazzled with jewels. The crystal sugar gives them a sweet little crunch.

Ginger Spice Button Cookies

Tiny ginger cookies like these are perfect for gifting in a little bag. If you don’t eat them all before they get out the door, that is. Happy Holidays!

5 from 2 votes
Ginger Spice Buttons
Work Time
30 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
2 hrs
 
The holidays wouldn't be complete without these melt-in-your-mouth bites.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ginger spice cookies
Yield: 5 dozen cookies
Calories: 626 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • cups lightly toasted blanched almonds finely ground
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • Large crystal sugar
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, beat together butter and sugar until smooth, scraping inside of bowl. Beat in molasses, vanilla and salt, then stir in flour, almonds, cornstarch, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. Wrap and chill dough for 1 hr.
  2. Heat oven to 350°F. Roll dough into 1-inch balls, roll in crystal sugar and place on baking sheets. Bake until bottoms are lightly browned, about 8 min. Cool on pans 3 min. Transfer to wire racks and cool completely. Store airtight up to 5 days.
Recipe Notes

Tiny ginger cookies like these are perfect for gifting in a little bag. If you don't eat them all before they get out the door, that is. Happy Holidays!

Nutrition Facts
Ginger Spice Buttons
Amount Per Serving
Calories 626 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 57%
Saturated Fat 23g 115%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 131mg 5%
Potassium 220mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 68g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 27g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 22.7%
Calcium 5.8%
Iron 16.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Photography Jose Picayo
Recipe by Tara Bench
Food Stylist: Sarah Neumeier
Recipe originally published in Ladies’ Home Journal Dec 09

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