If you’re not afraid of the aforementioned flavors, then these cookies are your jam.

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{ingredients}

  • 4 oranges, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 2 cup water
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 1 tsp dry ground ginger
  • 4 cups of flour (50:50 ratio of whole wheat:white, if possible. If not, 100% white flour is ok)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

{make}

First, make the candied oranges:

  • In large pot, combine water and sugar and bring to a boil. Once sugar is dissolved, add orange slices and simmer on medium heat with the lid off for one hour. Occasionally flip the oranges so that candy evenly on both sides.
  • Turn off heat and transfer oranges to a wire rack to cool for 1 hour.

Now, to make the cookies:

1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C).

2. In a large bowl combine butter and sugars and mix until light and creamy. This is best achieved with an electric mixer. Add the eggs, vanilla, fresh ginger, and ground ginger and mix until well combined.

3. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add flour to wet ingredients, mixing well between each addition. Once cookie dough is formed, cover and chill in fridge for 1 hour.

4. Line baking tray with parchment paper. Roll cookie dough into balls made of approximately 1-2 tablespoons; flatten slightly and top with a candied orange. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until edges start to turn golden. Cool and store in an airtight container.

makes | 24 cookies