When winter comes around, I look for ginger cookies. In my ultimate search for the best ginger cookie I found this recipe on allrecipies.ca. With over 3,600 likes who can go wrong with the recipe. I hope you enjoy my version of this recipe.
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons ground ginger, heaping
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup margarine, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon orange juice
1/4 cup molasses
2 tablespoons white sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and 1/2 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 un-greased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Let the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. This gives the cookies their chewy texture.