Ginger Cookies

When I visit my friends who have kids.  I often bring this cookie with me since it’s always a hit.

This recipe makes a lot of cookies so I often have my kids help me make them. They love rolling the uncooked balls into the sugar.

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This recipe was taken from Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook.


4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
3/4 cups sugar

!. In a small bowl stir together flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt; set aside.  In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on low speed for 30-seconds.  Add the 2 cups sugar.  Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.  Beat in eggs and molasses until combined.  Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the mixer.  Stir in any remaining flour mixture.
2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar.  Place 1 1/2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Bake in a 350F oven for 8 to 9 minutes or until bottoms are slightly browned and the tops are puffed(do not overbake).  Cool on a cookie sheet for 1 minute.  Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.  Makes about 120 cookies.


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