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Serves Twelve 4 to 5 inch cooki | Prep Time 25 minutes | Cook Time 12 minutes

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Ingredients You'll Need

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup dark molasses
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/4 cup flour
Sugar for dipping
Water for sprinkling


Preheat the oven to 375 F

Lightly grease 2 baking sheets or cover with parchment paper

In a large bowl using an electric mixer, cream the butter with the brown sugar

Add the egg and molasses

Beat until light and fluffy

Beat in the baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt

Add the flour

Mix until the dough is stiff

Using a #12 ice cream scoop or a 1/3 cup measure, scoop the dough from the bowl

Dip the tops of the balls of dough into the sugar

Place them 3 inches apart, sugar side up, in the prepared pan

Sprinkle each cookie with 5 to 6 drops of water.

Bake for 12 minutes or until just set

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