December 13, 2009

Best Soft Ginger Cookies

My husband said these are the best cookies he's had in decades, if not the best cookies ever. He said they are even better than his Grandma's, which is a huge compliment since they were his favo

Soft Ginger Cookies
2 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
Additional sugar to coat cookies

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Mix together flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon and cloves. In separate mixing bowl, beat butter 30 seconds on medium speed. Beat in the 1 cup sugar. Add egg and molasses, and beat well. Stir flour mixture into dough. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in sugar to coat. Place balls 2 1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookied sheet. Bake 10 minutes. (Cookies will still be puffed.) Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheets and then completely on wire racks.

No comments: