The Ultimate Ginger Cookie

Amount   Measure   Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------   ------------   --------------------------------
3/4   cup   butter -- softened
1/2   cup   sugar
1/2   cup   dark brown sugar -- packed
1/4   cup   molasses
2 1/2   cups   all-purpose flour
1   whole   egg
1 1/2   teaspoons   baking soda
2   teaspoons   ground ginger
1   teaspoon   ground cinnamon
1/2   teaspoon   ground cloves
1/2   teaspoon   ground nutmeg
1/2   teaspoon   ground allspice
1   tablespoon   ginger root -- finely minced
1/4   teaspoon   salt
1 1/2   ounces   crystallized ginger -- ground fine
4   tablespoons   sugar
Heat oven to 350F.

Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy.

Stir in the molasses and egg.

Add flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, crystallized ginger, and ginger root.

Shape dough into walnut size balls and roll in sugar. Put on ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes.

Cool on rack.

Makes 60 cookies
Per Serving: 64 Calories; 2g Fat (34.2% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 10mg Cholesterol; 67mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain (Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
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