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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Dec 2, 2019
I’ll give 5 stars for flavour, but no way do these cookies deserve a high rating. I followed the recipe exactly....the two inches apart should be been 5”! The dough is way too soft and just runs into a big mass of a dough sheet! I reviewed the recipe because I thought I had made an error but no. Sorry but there are much better recipes out there for soft molassses and ginger cookies!
Nov 16, 2019
We opted to make these smaller, using a mini "ice cream scoop", which yielded 50 or more. I mixed white and demerara sugar 50-50. Real molasses is hard to find in our part of India, so I used melted palm jaggery. SUPERB recipe.
Nov 13, 2019
I love these. The only change I made was making them about 2 inches and so I only got 16 cookies. But I like them big!
Nov 6, 2019
tastes excellent. rich flavor from the cinnamon' cloves and ginger combination
Oct 23, 2019
Great recipe. My family loves them. I keep seeing comments on the sugar amount, it's 1 cup of sugar for the cookies. The additional sugar is to roll the cookies in once you have them formed into the ball. I put mine in a Tupperware container, place one cookie at a time in it roll it around to cover the cookie, then I place the cookie on a cookie sheet and bake. The amount of sugar changes depending on how big or how many cookies I make. I believe that's why there's no amount for it. I usually start with a cup and go from there. Best of luck.
Oct 21, 2019
Fantastic- I added a tiny bit more sugar- they are so so so so good. A little kick to them, very rich, but delicious.
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!