Soft Ginger Cookies

I have never been a big fan of gingerbread cookies especially the cut out ones. Soft ones on the other hand I do like and when it has icing on them. So I will be showing you how to make these cookies.

Here are the ingredients needed for this recipe:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Step 2: Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.

Step 3: In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy.

Step 4: Beat in the egg and vanilla, then stir in the water and molasses.

Step 5: Gradually stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture.

Step 6: Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and top them with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar.

Step 7: Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.

Step 8: Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven.

Step 9: Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 10: Store in an airtight container.