Recipe: Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Recipe: Big Soft Ginger Cookies

3/4 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
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
Additional sugar

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.

Roll into 1-1/2-in, balls, then roll in sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 10-12 min or until puffy and lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

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