Ginger Stars


You can make these any shape you want. I don’t frost them, just use sanding sugar but these could be frosted. I have had this recipe a long time but it might be adapted form a Taste of home recipe.


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 4 cups All Purpose Unbleached Gold Medal flour, Sifted
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger or roasted ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Sanding sugar



In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.

Add egg and molasses. Combine the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.

On a lightly floured board, roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut with floured cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 for 8 minutes until firm. Sprinkle with sanding sugar while still warm. Put on wire racks to cool.


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