Soft, Spicy, Heavenly Ginger Cookies

Recipe by pollen
READY IN: 25mins
YIELD: 40 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Stir in the molasses.
  • Mix the water and baking soda and stir.
  • Sift together the flour, salt, and dry spices; add gradually to the sugar-margarine mixture.
  • Gradually stir the sifted ingredients, along with the ginger and raisins, into the molasses mixture.
  • Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar.
  • (The dough may be too soft to handle at this point- I suggest either adding a bit of flour, or refrigerating for 20 minutes[or even overnight]).
  • Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.
  • Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes.
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