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