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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.

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  1. Barb Wright

    Looks yummy!! Gingerbread boys are mine and my youngest son’s favorite cookie. I haven’t made them yet..but soon will be! Rachel’s recipe is like mine,except mine doesn’t call for hot water. Nothing better than hot coffee and a gingerbread boy on a frosty morning after coming in from the barn!!

  2. Suzanne

    Kevin do you have recipes for sorghum cookies? When I was in Sugarcreek this fall I bought alot of sorghum because I love those cookies and the taste!!! Any recipes would be appreciated!

    1. Johanna Santore

      Sorghum Sugar Cookie Recipe


      ¾ cup of butter unsalted and softened, organic preferred
      1 cup pure cane sugar
      1 egg, organic preferred
      ¼ cup sorghum
      2 cups all-purpose flour, organic preferred
      2 teaspoons baking soda
      1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
      ½ teaspoon salt
      ½ teaspoon of ground ginger (I prefer to grate fresh ginger root)
      ½ teaspoon ground cloves
      ¼ teaspoon pepper
      sugar for topping

      1. In medium bowl cream together butter and sugar.

      2. Beat in egg and sorghum.

      3. In a separate bowl combine all dry ingredients, whisking through to disperse flavors.

      4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the buttery mixture mixing until smooth.

      5. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour. I usually let chill overnight.

      6. Preheat oven to 375°. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

      7. Use your hands to roll dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter. Roll in sugar. I place the cookies 2 inches apart on baking sheets, and chill in the freezer section for about 5 minutes to help reduce cookie spread.

      8. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes; the tops will crack. I let cool on the pans for an extra crisp cookie.

      This will make about 4 ½ dozen cookies.

      I got this recipe online and have made it a few times . Family enjoys it.

      1. Kevin

        Johanna, those sounds amazing, thank you so much for sharing!

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