heat oven to 350 degrees. line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat mats. in an electric mixer, mix 1 stick of unsalted butter and 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of sugar until fluffy, about 5 minutes.
add one egg and mix. then add 1 tablespoon of grated lemon zest. mix to combine.
in a bowl, mix 1 1/3 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 cup crystallized ginger, cut into dice sized pieces.
add to butter mixture and mix about 20 seconds to combine well. using a cookie scoop, drop cookies onto the baking sheets covered with parchment or silpat mats. bake for about 10 to 12 minutes, rotating the pans half way through the baking time.
this is another one of Martha's great recipes from many years ago, and one that i will make again.