Soft Ginger Cookies

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Cookin-jo

These cookies really do stay soft! They are rolled in sugar and the tops crack while baking. I often double the recipe because they go so fast. I think this recipe came from Canadian Living magazine.

Top Review by newbeginningva

My kids loved these cookies! The only suggestion I would have is to put the dough in the frig for about 15 minutes to make it easier to form balls. It's a definite keeper!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour, ginger, soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Set aside.
  2. Beat butter 30 seconds, until soft.
  3. Add sugar and beat until fluffy.
  4. Add egg and molasses and beat well.
  5. Add 1/2 the flour mixture and stir in, then stir in the rest of the flour mixture.
  6. The dough should be at a consistency that you can roll it with your hands into balls. I often have to add quite a bit more flour.
  7. Roll into 1 inch balls, then roll the balls in sugar.
  8. Place cookes 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8-11 minutes. Do not brown! The cookies should be almost underbaked in the middle.
  9. Let, cool 2 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack. Store in cookie tins.

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