Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 9 mins

One of those soft, perfect cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the margarine and brown sugar with an electric mixer.
  4. Add the molasses and the egg into the mixture until completely smooth.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix on a low speed only until it just holds together as a dough.
  6. Pour granulated sugar into a shallow bowl or dinner plate.
  7. Gently form the dough into a small balls.
  8. Roll each ball in the sugar coating it completely.
  9. Place the balls of sugar-coated dough onto a baking sheet about 3 inches apart Sprinkle extra sugar on top.
  10. Bake each sheet of cookies for 8 1/2 minutes (they will not look done, but it will be perfect when cooled).
  11. A few minutes after removing the baking sheet from the oven, tranfer cookies to cooling racks.
Most Helpful

No complaints here; a delightful, easy-to-make cookie! Thank you!

truebrit January 08, 2011

These are wonderful!! I love ginger, so added about half more than called for... turned out perfect. I will most definitely be making these again. Thanks for posting!

tzisa December 30, 2009

There is no snap in this cookie! Soft and amazing flavor. A perfect fall treat!

melissagalethompson November 14, 2009