3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 + 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
dash of salt
additional sugar, ginger and cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 350° F. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the egg and maple syrup.
2. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Gradually add to the butter mixture.
3. Roll the dough into 11/2 inch or 2 inch balls, then roll in a mixture of sugar, cinnamon and ginger (if the dough is too sticky, place the bowl into the freezer for a few minutes). Place the balls onto a baking sheet.
4. Bake the cookies for about 10 - 12 minutes, or until they are golden brown and puffy. Let cool for 3 minutes before removing from pan. Makes about 30 cookies.
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