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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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  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

  Ali in Connecticut  Dec 26, 2012
Would make this again.
My coworkers went crazy for these last Christmas, and now I'm making them again. HUGE hit. 5 stars

  Paula in Boston  Jan 16, 2012
Would make this again.
Excellent recipe for all year long! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Wisconsin  Dec 22, 2011
Would make this again.
Super easy, loved the texture, and flavor reminds me of Mom's traditional gingerbread, but not rock solid! (sorry Mom!). Had fun with my daughter, who is 3, she was my "roller", and they turned out great! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Virginia Beach  Dec 22, 2011
Would make this again.
Best cookie I have ever made. And very easy! 5 stars

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