These chewy ginger cookies are soft and delicately flavored.
This recipe makes about 4 to 4½ dozen cookies.
- ¾ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup molasses
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 2½ cups flour
- ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. ground ginger
- 1 tsp. ground cloves
- ½ tsp. salt
- extra sugar for coating
- Preheat oven to 350°F (200°C).
- Cream the butter and the sugar.
- Add the egg and stir in the molasses.
- Combine the baking soda, flour, spices and salt in a separate bowl.
- Combine the wet and dry mixtures.
- Shape into small (2.5 cm/1 inch diameter) balls and roll in granulated sugar.
- Place on greased cookie sheet. Do not flatten balls.
- Bake for about 11 minutes.