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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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  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

  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

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