Tree Top Foodservice

Culinary Center

Old Fashioned Ginger Cookies

These delightful cookies fill the house with the old fashioned smell of ginger and apple sauce.


¼ cup butter or margarine
¾ cup brown sugar
⅔ cup Tree Top Apple Sauce
⅓ cup molasses
1 egg
3¼ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1½ teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon cloves
Apple butter for topping, if desired


In a mixer, cream the butter or margarine with the brown sugar. Then add the apple sauce, molasses and egg. Beat for about 2 minutes, scraping sides. Mixture will not combine completely. Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and then add to apple sauce mixture. Mix until dough is smooth, about 3 or 4 minutes. Drop rounded teaspoon-fulls on an ungreased cookie sheet. Make a depression in the center and fill with about a half teaspoon of apple butter (if desired). Bake at 350 F for 12 to 14 minutes.

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These cookies are especially tasty and attractive with apple butter in the center.

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