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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Mimsy's Soft Ginger Cookies

I developed these cookies at Christmas time, but they are delicious all year round. There is something comforting about ginger. Some people take ginger root to calm an upset tummy. Is it the psychological comfort of the flavor or the smell or does it really "settle" the tummy? I'm not sure, but I know I feel comforted when I eat these cookies.

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
1/4 cup white sugar

Preheat oven to 350ºF

Beat ginger, butter and brown sugar until light. Beat in molasses and egg. Add the rest of the ingredients except for the white sugar

Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and then roll them in sugar. Place on baking sheets. Bake 10 - 11 minutes. Do not overcook!

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