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Amish Ginger Cookies

Amish Ginger Cookies

Amish Ginger Cookies

Amish Ginger Cookies
5.0 rating based on 12,345 ratings
5/5 (7)
Course: Drop CookiesCuisine: American, GermanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

48

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Traditional drop cookies from Amish Country.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 large 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

Directions

  • 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.

Notes

  • Recipe from Frankenmouth Community Cookbook.

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★★★★★
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.
- A Baker

★★★★★
I have used this recipe over and over. It's one of my best Christmas cookies. Soft and flavorful. They also freeze well.
- A Baker

★★★★★
Moist, wonderful flavored cookies. This recipe will be added to our family favorites!
- Karen

★★★★★
Making a double batch for a church cookie walk. I\'ve been making several kinds and these are the best. Simple and delicious.
- Sara

★★★★★
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.
- LaraB

★★★★★
This is my husband's absolute favorite cookie. I make it all the time and just use plain granulated sugar on them.
- Dina

★★★★★
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.
- MN Baker
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