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Ultimate Ginger Cookies

These are called Ultimate Ginger Cookies because you will ultimately eat more than one from each batch!  ;).  Actually, the real reason I call these Ultimate Ginger Cookies is that every time you bake them, you will get rave reviews and a request for the recipe! By the way, your house is going to smell heavenly!  You’re welcome 😉

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
  • Vegetable cooking spray

PREPARATION

Cream butter, gradually add 2/3 cup sugar, beating at medium speed of an electric mixer until light and fluffy.  Add molasses and egg; beat well.

Combine flour and next 4 ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture, stirring until well blended. Divide dough in half; wrap each portion in plastic wrap and freeze for 30 minutes.

Shape each portion of dough into 26 (1-inch) balls, and roll in remaining sugar.  Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets coated with cooking spray.  Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from sheets;  cool on wire racks.  Store in an airtight container

YIELD:  52 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)

CALORIES:  46 (29% from fat) / PROTEIN 0.6 g / FAT 1.5 g

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