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soft ginger cookies

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Carole` Goodwin
Saint Charles, MO

fun cookie to make with your children

(1 rating)
yield 3 to 3-1/2 dozen
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For soft ginger cookies

  • 2-1/4 c
  • 2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 c
    white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
    dark molasses
  • 3/4 c
    oleo (room temperature)
  • 2 Tbsp
    white sugar (in small bowl) sit to side

How To Make soft ginger cookies

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350. Sift together flour, ginger, soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl cream together oleo, 1 c sugar and egg until fluffy. Stir in water and molasses. Gradually stir in dry ingredients. Shape dough into walnut size balls – place balls onto ungreased cookie sheet and flatten slightly with bottom of drinking glass dipped in reserve sugar. Bake 8 to 10 minutes – allow cookies to cool before storing in airtight container.
  • 2
    The longer these last the better they taste. Makes 2 – 3 dozen (depending on size of the balls you make). I make these all the time – everyone loves them!!

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