Formed Cookies Amish Ginger Cookies

posted by Plano_Gal 12-13-100 5:34 AM

Amish Ginger Cookies

3/4 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
about 1/2 cup sugar for rolling dough in

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.In mixing bowl, cream together butter and 1 cup sugar. Add egg and molasses. Beat until combined. Add remaining ingredients. Mix until well combined. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar. Place on cookie sheet (do not flatten).

Bake approx. 5 - 7 minutes or until barely (I stress the word barely) turning brown.
These cookies will stay soft for days if you don't overbake them.

Makes about 3 - 4 doz small cookies.

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