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Soft Ginger Cookies recipe (Cookie)

Yield: 24 cakes

cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoons ground cloves
¼ teaspoons salt
¾ cups margarine, softened
1 cup white sugar
1   egg
1 tablespoon water
¼ cups molasses
2 tablespoons white sugar

Posted by MayLoL on Jul 19, 2008


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and molasses. Gradually stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture. Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

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