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Big Soft Ginger Cookies

These soft and chewy ginger cookies are guaranteed to be a hit. Fragrant with cinnamon and cloves, they're perfect for the holidays (but we love them any time of year).
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best cookie recipes, christmas cookies
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 98kcal
Author: Happy Hooligans


  • cups flour
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cups margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • ¼ c molasses
  • ¼ cup white sugar to toss dough balls in


  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • Sift together flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, salt and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together margarine and the 1 cup of sugar.
  • Beat in egg.
  • Stir in water and molasses.
  • Gradually stir in dry ingredients.
  • Set dough covered in fridge for 20 mins to an hour until no longer sticky.
  • Shape walnut-sized balls.
  • Roll in Sugar and with the bottom of a pattterned glass, flatten each ball to ¼ inch.
  • If dough sticks to bottom of glass, press glass into bowl of sugar first.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes.
  • Store in an air-tight container.


Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 47mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.5mg