Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and molasses. Gradually stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture. Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

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  • smartcookiecrumbs 3 years ago
    I love ginger cookies! My grandmother used to make them, and I follow her original recipe:

    http://smartcookiecrumbs.blogspot.com/2010/11/ginger-sparkles.html

    I have to admit that I am not a big fan of cloves, so I have on occasion left them out of the recipe, but it just isnt the same. So this type of Cookie is probably the only time I break cloves out of my Pantry.

    Good job! These are great with a cold glass of milk! Mmm.

    -SmartCookieCrumbs
    http://smartcookiecrumbs.blogspot.com/
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    omneia ate it and said...
    Just tried it yesterday,..they are fantastic.
    Mine turned out more molasses cookie than gingery somehow. Loved it.
    Thanks for the post
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  • HollieD 3 years ago
    The perfect, soft and chewy ginger cookie. I will use this recipe over and over. I strongly recommend you give it a try!
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    TraceHunter ate it and said...
    Holidays smolidays. Who cares what time of year it is? I can eat these cookies year round. These are a classic cookie that I remember as a little girl. With a little vanilla bean ice cream or plain. YUMMMMMMMYYYYYYYY!
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  • debbie919 6 years ago
    Might have to try these for the holidays - they sound GREAT! Thanks!
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    jencathen ate it and said...
    I might actually be able to bake something for once. These sound so good.
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  • pointsevenout 6 years ago
    This is a very good recipe. I have been making it for a very long time. Found it on Allrecipes.com some time ago, submitted by: Amy Sacha.
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    kukla ate it and said...
    This reminds me of my Mom's soft molasses cookies; the recipes are similar (if I recall correctly) but they don't look the same!
    Great post! (and these ones look better!)
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  • desertgal 6 years ago
    These sound wonderful will be making soon. Thanks for a great post.
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  • wynnebaer 6 years ago
    Making these tomorrow...Just what I'm in the mood for.
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    cherihannah ate it and said...
    My family will love these. Soft ginger Great!!
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    henrie ate it and said...
    YUM, YUM, YUM, I must make some of these, they look and sound wonderful, thanks for you post.
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