Ginger Cookies

Soft Ginger Cookies

Ingredients:
1 cup Blood Orange Olive Oil from Olive Oil Etcetera
2 cups brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
1/2 cup molasses
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon butter extract
4 1/2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh minced or ground ginger
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
3/4 cup granulated sugar for rolling

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly coat large cookie tray with olive oil cooking spray.
2. In a mixer bowl combine olive oil, brown sugar, eggs, molasses, and vanilla and butter extracts. Blend until smooth and creamy.
3. Add flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cloves and cinnamon. Mix until well blended.
4. Roll dough into teaspoon size balls and coat in sugar. Place on prepared cookie sheet and bake 7 - 10 minutes.

*Recipe adapted from Olive Oil Desserts by Micki Sannar.

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