Cookbook:Chewy Ginger Cookies
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These chewy ginger cookies are soft and delicately flavored.
- ¾ cup butter, softened
- 2 cup brown sugar
- 4 egg
- ¼ cup molasses
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 2½ cups flour
- 6 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. ground ginger
- 5 tsp. ground cloves
- ½ tsp. salt
- Preheat oven to 400°F (204°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 20 minutes. One way to tell they are done is when the cookies are cracked but the dough inside the cracks doesn't look quite finished. Beyond that they will be too done.