Soft Ginger Sugar Cookies

"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."
 
Soft Ginger Sugar Cookies created by Cookin-jo
Ready In:
20mins
Ingredients:
11
Serves:
36
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ingredients

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directions

  • Combine flour, ginger, soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Set aside.
  • Beat butter 30 seconds, until soft.
  • Add sugar and beat until fluffy.
  • Add egg and molasses and beat well.
  • Add 1/2 the flour mixture and stir in, then stir in the rest of the flour mixture.
  • 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.
  • Roll into 1 inch balls, then roll the balls in sugar.
  • 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.
  • Let, cool 2 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack. Store in cookie tins.

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  1. Cheri M.
    What is used as the cream in middle of cookie?
     
  2. Kathleen C.
    This was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing! I chilled the dough for a few minutes in the freezer while I tidied up, but I don't think it was even necessary. I also threw in a tb of candied ginger bits because I had them, but again, not necessary. Absolutely perfect directions and proportions, thank you! Now to keep them around for more than an hour...
     
  3. Bash Q.
    Soft Ginger Sugar Cookies Created by Bash Q.
  4. TyroneJJ
    I love this recipe - and it makes the house smell soooo good. Refrigerating the dough for a short time helps with the rolling. I'll be making this recipe again!
     
  5. Giovanni-B
    This cookie proved to be too "needy" -- tried different temps & times, still to end up with underbaked cookies every time. They never did "crackle" on top. Can't tell when the cookie is done because of it's dark color. Flavor is delicious though!
     

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