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BEST Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Author Katie

Ingredients

  • • 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 tablespoon water
  • • 1/4 cup molasses
  • • 4 tablespoons white sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Mix together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter 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 the dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining 4 tablespoons of sugar.
  • Place the cookies 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. You don't need to flatten them.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes in the preheated oven.
  • Allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Makes approximately 30 cookies. Store in an airtight container.