87 days until Christmas!

Follow Me on Pinterest

Start here to find
Christmas Cookie Recipes

Recipes and baking tips; all you need for the most memorable Christmas cookies ever. Over 570 recipes and counting! Browse our collection of scrumptious modern and traditional Christmas cookie recipes.

Type in Recipe name or ingredient to search.

Skip advertisement and go to Recipe Category listing


Amish Ginger Cookies

Amish Ginger Cookies photo	Opens photo in lightbox. Hit Escape or X to exit lightbox.
  •  4.9 stars stars based on 103 reviews
  •   100% would make this again
  • Review this recipe  Read reviews
  • Like this on Facebook. If you're not currently logged into Facebook, the following link will open in a new window.
    Pin to Pinterest
  • Print recipe

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.

Click to skip advertisement


Reviews of Amish Ginger Cookies:

1-5 of 103 reviews   Next >>

  A cookie baker  Jul 2, 2016
Would make this again.
Love this recipe. I'm a huge ginger cookie fan and these are the best! You can throw in slivers of ginger for an extra punch. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Pennsylvania  Dec 7, 2015
Would make this again.
I have used this recipe over and over. It's one of my best Christmas cookies. Soft and flavorful. They also freeze well. 5 stars

  Karen in Indiana  Dec 24, 2014
Would make this again.
Moist, wonderful flavored cookies. This recipe will be added to our family favorites! 5 stars

  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

Add Your Review!

Read the Review Guidelines opens in new window

  • Please rate:
  • Yes   No

Submit a recipe!

Share your original or adapted recipe