Ginger Cookies

24 cookies



total time


2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup margarine, softened

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup white sugar

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 egg

1 tablespoon water

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 cup molasses

2 tablespoons white sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and molasses.

4. Gradually stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture.

5. Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar.

6. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.

7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven.

8. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

24 cookies



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