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5 from 1 vote

Soft Ginger Cookies

Servings: 2 dozen
Author: Christy Jordan


  • 3/4 cup butter softened (1.5 sticks)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses
  • 2 +1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • In large bowl place softened butter and sugar. Beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat again until incorporated. Add molasses, water, and vanilla and beat again. Add in flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Beat again until a dough is formed, scraping down sides if needed.
  • Place a little additional sugar in a small bowl to the side.
  • Using a cookie dough scoop, scoop out portions of dough about a tablespoon round and drop into the sugar to coat one side. Place uncoated side down on an ungreased baking sheet, about two inches apart. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes, or until very lightly browned. Allow to cool for a few minutes on baking sheet before removing to cool completely on a cooling rack or platter. ENJOY!