Sometimes what you want in a gingerbread cookie is the singular taste of ground ginger and nothing else, meaning no other usual spices including cinnamon, allspice, cloves, etc. That's when you'll want to whip up a batch of these cookies, which are all about the ginger. When creaming the butter and sugar, that's the step that will determine the outcome, so take the time to get to that light and fluffy stage before beating in the egg and other ingredients.
- Beat the butter and sugar together until creamy.
- Add the egg, egg yolk and ginger.
- Mix thoroughly.