Soft Ginger Cookies

Carole` Goodwin


fun cookie to make with your children


★★★★★ 1 vote

3 to 3-1/2 dozen
15 Min
40 Min


  • 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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About Soft Ginger Cookies

Course/Dish: Other Snacks
Other Tag: For Kids

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