Silver Dollar City’s Famous Ginger Cookies

This is a cookie recipe shared by Culinary & Craft School at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, that will really make your home smell good and “holiday-ready”. Samples were given out to us when we stopped by at the School. I love ’em…and I’m bringing a tray of these nicely-spiced cookies at next month’s thanksgiving dinner with Titah Veronica Leighton and Tito Joe Mauricio.


2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon cloves

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ginger

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup butter or shortening

2 tablespoons molasses

1 cup sugar

1 large egg

Additional 1/4 cup sugar set aside to roll cookie dough in for coating

Yield: 20 to 30 cookies

In mixing bowl, sift flour, soda, spices and salt.

In a second mixing bowl, cream butter and 1 cup of sugar until fluffy. Add the molasses and egg. Beat the mixture for one minute. Add the flour mixture and mix at low speed until combined. Shape the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, then roll in a small plate with the additional 1/4 cup sugar.

Arrange the balls of dough 3 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet or a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 F for 15 minutes or until light brown on bottom. Transfer to cooling rack.


For more information: Contact Silver Dollar City (800) 475-9370, or the Branson Convention & Visitors Bureau at (877) BRANSON,

and reader Dennis sent me a pic of ginger cookies the family made recently…and the family really love the cookies…


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