I have a deep love for ginger. And I found out that my boss does as well, so when her birthday rolled around in October, I knew I had to find a use for a package of crystallized ginger that I had in the house. I adapted a basic butter cookie recipe and added some lemon zest to give it a little more flavor dimension, but I think this could be equally lovely with orange zest instead. What’s great about these cookies is that they are really easy to make, and you can make the dough and bake as many or as few cookies as you want at a time. All in all, the recipe should yield between 2-3 dozen cookies.