3/4 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/2 c. molasses
2 T. fresh ginger, peeled and grated
2 c. all-purpose flour
2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 T. cinnamon
Garnish: additional sugar
Blend butter and sugar in a large bowl; add egg and beat until fluffy. Mix in molasses and ginger; set aside. In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; stir into butter mixture. Shape dough into one-inch balls; roll in additional sugar and arrange on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Makes about 4 dozen.
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