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Orange Gingerbread Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine Canadian
Keyword cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes


  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar this is for rolling the cookies in before baking
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • the grated rind of one orange
  • cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • pinch of salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Cream the butter, brown sugar and ½ cup white sugar together in an electric mixer.
  • Beat in the molasses and the egg and then add the orange rind.
  • Sift the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt together and then stir into the wet ingredients. Blend thoroughly but don't over-mix.
  • Put the ¼ cup white sugar in a small open bowl.
  • Roll the cookie mixture into small balls and roll each ball in the sugar.
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheets, leaving a bit of space between each cookie for them to spread just a bit.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Be careful not to overcook or the cookies will become very crisp.
  • Cookies will keep in an airtight container for 4 or 5 days.


Adapted from a Gingerbread Cookie recipe by Alison of Prairie Story
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