soft ginger molasses cookies

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By Krista Hiner
from Circleville, WV

Very tasty treats for the holidays.

serves 2 Dozen
prep time 25 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For soft ginger molasses cookies

  • 2 1/4 c
    flour
  • 2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 3/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1
    egg
  • 1 Tbsp
    water
  • 1/4 c
    molasses
  • 2 Tbsp
    sugar, set aside
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How To Make soft ginger molasses cookies

  • 1
    Cream butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Stir in water and molasses.
  • 2
    Sift flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt and gradually stir into the molasses mixture.
  • 3
    Shape dough into walnut sized balls and roll into the 2 Tbsp. sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased sheet and flatten slightly.
  • 4
    Bake in preheated 350 degrees oven for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container.

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