Monday, August 18, 2014

Ginger-Lemon Oatmeal Cookies

These delightful cookies caught my attention at a gathering the other day. I couldn't stop at just one and either could the other guests. These cookies are all the wonderful things you love about an oatmeal cookie with bright notes of lemon and ginger throughout that make for one irresistible treat!

I have made these cookies several times now and my only change is to up the fresh ginger just a tad and maybe throw in a pinch of all-spice to kick up the zesty flavors. I love the crunch and nutty flavor the toasted pecans lend to these too. Yum!

Ginger-Lemon Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger (heaping Tablespoon :)
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest (heaping also :)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Cream the butter with the sugars in a medium bowl with a hand mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the ginger, zest, vanilla and egg, and mix well.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, and then add to the butter mixture and mix. Add the oats and mix until combined. Fold in the pecans with a wooden spoon. Spoon the dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper and bake until golden, about 10 minutes. Let cool 2 minutes, and then remove from the baking sheets.

Recipe Source: Melissa d'Arabian

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