Big Soft Ginger Cookies
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Additional sugar
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
- Roll into 1-1/2-in. balls, then roll in sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° until puffy and lightly browned, 10-12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
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Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 111 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 98mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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Oct 18, 2019
These are absolutely perfect! My family are not huge on fall spices, so the amount in the recipe in each are just good enough. Love the texture, the flavor and easy to follow! This recipe is a keeper!!
Oct 13, 2019
Additional SUGAR RAW is not an ingredient one can act on. Recipe does not say how much sugar and the multiple adds for PRINT RECIPES is so annoying. By accident I clicked on it and then had to spend time to take it out. I just signed up for this site, as I saw the recipe on my FLIPBOARD page, but due to the navigation around ad challenges and inability to get accurate recipe ingredients, I am seriously considering deleting my account. Frustration is not a customer service plus.
Oct 6, 2019
These were great! I took one reviewer's advice and used 1 cup of sugar and they came out wonderful. I had to bump up my time a bit but I think it's because I made them a bit too big lol
Oct 4, 2019
These have been a favorite since I stumbled across this recipe last fall but at some point the amount of sugar needed dissapeared! I used 1 cup of granulated sugar and the cookies turned out just as they always have, perfect and delicious!
Oct 4, 2019
I don't see the sugar amount?
Oct 2, 2019
How much sugar does this recipe take?
Aug 6, 2019
Excellent recipe!! My husband loves cookies with ginger and molasses and these were a huge hit. I didn't make any changes to the recipe. Watch the cooking time closely. I took them out of the oven after 11 minutes. I was concerned they may not be fully done but they were perfect!! They've stayed nice and soft. Definitely added this to my favorite recipes.
Jul 22, 2019
So good! I prefer more spice flavor so I add more ginger and cinnamon. Do watch the baking time, I try to take them out just before they appear done, for that chewy, soft texture, once cooled and set. These are a classic around the holidays but they are also a great summer picnic cookie, with a glass of lemonade!
Jul 21, 2019
Made these for my 2 sons. They loved them and ask me to make them for their offices. Now if I ask them and my husband what kind of cookies they want, it is always these. Their office mates even request them. Definitely, a winner.
May 16, 2019
Seriously? Can only see the first 4 ingredients because of a stupid ad!