Ultimate Ginger Cookie

Spicy, Chewy, Aromatic, and Heavenly!I came across this recipe at a food blog site yesterday and HAD to make them. I only had 2/3 cup of the crystallized ginger but it worked wonderfully. My changes are in () since I didn't have a couple of things on hand. Definitely an awesome recipe if you like ginger/molasses cookies! INA GARTEN’S ULTIMATE GINGER COOKIE Recipe from Ina Garten’s Barefoot at Home, p. 192 Ina writes that these cookies are best freshly baked. I’m inclined to agree with her. She mentions that she rolls them into balls, refrigerates the dough & bakes them fresh when it suits her fancy.