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Amish Ginger Cookies

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Traditional cookies from Amish Country.

Makes about 48

3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
white or colored sanding sugar, for decorating (can use regular granulated sugar)

Preheat oven to 350 F. In a mixing bowl, beat together butter and 1 cup sugar until creamy. Add egg and molasses; beat until combined. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until well combined. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and roll in the extra granulated sugar. Place balls on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 7 - 9 minutes until barely turning brown. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet and then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Note: Recipe from Frankenmouth Community Cookbook.

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Reviews of Amish Ginger Cookies:

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  Sara in Michigan  Dec 5, 2014
Would make this again.
Making a double batch for a church cookie walk. I\'ve been making several kinds and these are the best. Simple and delicious. 5 stars

  LaraB in Mississauga, Canada  Nov 30, 2014
Would make this again.
I've made these cookies every year for the last 12 years! They are the BEST! Love them rolled in the coloured sugar for the holidays. Only thing I can't figure out is sometimes they get the nice crackled look and sometimes they don't spread as much and are quite round. Always good.. they just look different. 5 stars

  Dina in SC  Oct 20, 2014
Would make this again.
This is my husband's absolute favorite cookie. I make it all the time and just use plain granulated sugar on them. 5 stars

  MN Baker  Oct 17, 2014
Would make this again.
This is a recipe that everyone insists I make at Christmas or even during the Fall season. Seriously, hands down, THE BEST recipe for Ginger cookies. 5 stars

  Denise in Albuquerque, NM, USA  Dec 11, 2013
Would make this again.
Have made these cookies the past 3 years and always have requests for more! Easy to make and totally yummy to eat! 5 stars

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