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Soft and Chewy Ginger Cookies


Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 60 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups butter softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • extra granulated sugar, for rolling

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until well blended. Add eggs and beat well. Add molasses, mix well.
  2. Add dry ingredients to separate, smaller bowl. Mix dry ingredients well and add to wet ingredients. Mix cookies until a stiff dough forms. Chill 1 hour.
  3. Shape into 1 inch balls, roll in sugar. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 6-7 minutes. Cool on sheet for three minutes before removing to rack. Cookies should be soft and chewy.