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Soft Ginger Cookies Recipe

A very good cookie recipe with a perfect soft texture.


2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, softened (no substitute)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 tablespoons sugar, additional to sprinkle on top


Preheat oven to 350.

Combine flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt.

Set aside.

In large mixing bowl with an electric mixer beat butter for 30 seconds.

Add 1 cup sugar.

Beat until fluffy.

Add egg and molasses; beat well.

Add half the flour mixture; beat until combined.

Stir in remaining flour with a wooden spoon.

Shape into 1-inch balls.

Roll in 2 tablespoons sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheets 2 inches apart.

Bake in preheated oven 10 minutes or until light brown and puffed. Sprinkle with a little sugar

Let cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes.

Transfer to wire racks to cool.

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