About the Recipe
2 1/4 c, all purpose flour 3/4 c. margarine, softened
2 tsp ground ginger 1 c. white sugar
1tsp. baking soda 1 egg
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 T. water
1/2 tsp. ground cloves 1/4 c. molasses
1/4tsp, salt +2 T, white sugar
Preheat oven to 350°. Sift together the flour ginger, baking soda, cinnamon,
cloves and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine 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 dough into
walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Place
the cookies 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten slightly
Bake for 8 - 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on
baking sheet for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
Store in an airtight container.