Created by ForeverMama on November 3, 2017
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2: Use a whisk to mix together flour, baking soda, salt, and ground ginger.
Step 3: Cream softened butter, cream cheese and sugars together well, scraping sides of bowl as needed. Add egg and lemon oil (or 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind) and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.
Step 4: Add flour mixture gradually, blending at low speed just until combined.
Step 5: Finely chop lemon peel and crystallized ginger and gently mix them into the dough.
Step 6: Chill dough until firm.
Step 7: Form into 1 inch balls and roll in sparking sugar until evenly coated. Place balls 2 inches apart onto parchment lined cookie sheet.
Step 8: Bake 11-15 minutes until cookies are slightly puffed. Yield: 3 dozen cookies.