Double-Ginger Crumb Cookie

For intense ginger flavor, we've added fresh ginger to the batter and topped each cookie with a sugary ginger topping.

Double-Ginger Crumb Cookie
Prep Time:
20 mins
Freeze Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
14 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • ¼ recipe Vanilla Cookie Dough

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoon cold butter, cut into small pieces

Vanilla Cookie Dough Base

  • 1 pound butter, cut into chunks and softened

  • 1 ⅓ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 egg whites

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

  • 4 cup all-purpose flour


  1. In a medium bowl stir together the dough and fresh ginger. Working between sheets of parchment paper or waxed paper, roll the dough out to 1/4-inch thickness. Slide onto a cookie sheet and freeze at least 1 hour or chill at least 3 hours.

  2. For topping, combine the flour, sugar, ground ginger, and salt in a small bowl. Cut in butter until mixture just starts to cling together. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.

  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

  4. Peel the paper from the top of the dough. Use a 2-inch round cutter to cut circles from dough (if dough is too firm, let stand a few minutes before cutting). Arrange 1 1/2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Gather scraps, roll, and chill as above. Sprinkle topping over cutouts.

  5. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until both the cookies and the crumb mixture are golden. Cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes. Remove and cool on wire racks.

Vanilla Cookie Dough Base

  1. In a very large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed 30 seconds. Add sugar and salt; beat on medium speed 3 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Add egg whites and vanilla; beat until combined. Gradually add flour, beating until combined.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

131 Calories
8g Fat
14g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 131
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 128mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 17mg 0%
Folate, total 19.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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