This recipe is from The Martha Stewart Living Cookbook, published in 2000. There are so many recipes in this cookbook that sound amazing, but this is the first one I've gotten around to making, mostly because a lot of the recipes call for expensive or hard-to-find ingredients or expensive equipment. This cookie recipe, however, contains only cheap ingredients! It does say to use a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, but I don't think that is necessary at all. The dough can easily be mixed by hand or with any kind of mixer with basic attachments.
8 tbsp (1 stick) unsalted butter
3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar, plus more for sprinkling
1 large egg
1 tbsp grated lemon zest
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, ground ginger, baking soda, salt, and crystallized ginger; add to the butter mixture; mix on medium-low speed to combine, about 20 seconds.