Soft Ginger Cookies

Recipe by CeeBee
READY IN: 33mins
YIELD: 2 dozen




  • Pre-heat oven, 350 degrees F.
  • Mix flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, cream butter and 1 cup of the sugar.
  • Beat egg into the butter and sugar and then add the water and molasses to that mixture.
  • Add dry ingredients to the wet ones.
  • Shape dough into balls about the size of a walnut.
  • Roll the balls in remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar.
  • Place the balls on a parchmant-lined cookie sheet.
  • Flatten the balls slightly.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Let them cool on the baking sheet a bit (about 5 minutes) before you transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • I store these in large zip-lock bags to keep them nice and soft. If it's going to be a while before I eat them, I sometimes add a slice of bread to the bag. I think that helps keep them soft as well.