If you're looking for something warming to bake on a chilly fall day, try these soft ginger cookies. Not only are they spiced up with the slightly citrusy taste of ground ginger, they also have the most beguiling aroma of warmth-filling ground cinnamon and cloves. Now imagine these peppery tastes in your cookie balanced perfectly with a crunchy sugary sweet outside. Lovely indeed! (more...)
If you\'re looking for something warming to bake on a chilly fall day, try these soft ginger cookies. Not only are they spiced up with the slightly citrusy taste of ground ginger, they also have the m...
Prepare several ungreased cookie sheets or line them with parchment paper to avoid any sticking.
In a medium sized bowl, sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Set the dry ingredients aside for a moment.
In a large bowl, cream together the softened margarine and sugar until you get a light and fluffy cream. Beat in the egg. Stir in the molasses and water until you get a silky batter. Take your dry ingredients mixture and gradually stir it into the molasses mixture. Work it into a dough.
Using a spoon, scoop and shape pieces of your dough into walnut sized balls. Put your sugar into a separate bowl or on your work surface and roll the balls of dough in it, giving them a lovely sugary coating.
Place your cookies approximately 2 inches apart onto your cookie sheets and press down on them lightly with your fingers, flattening them a little bit.
Place your cookie sheets in the preheated oven and bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes until slightly golden. Do not over-bake your cookies or else they will harden. Take your cookies out of the oven and leave them on the baking sheets for about 5 minutes before transferring them with a heat-proof spatula onto a wire rack to cool completely. If you want to eat them later, they will best be stored in an airtight container.