If you are looking for a soft ginger cookie - here it is!! This is a scrumptious cold weather treat, and a perfect partner to a mug of steaming hot cocoa. Enjoy!!

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream the butter for 2 minutes at medium speed. Add 2 1/2 cups of the flour plus the sugar, molasses, egg, lemon extract, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, baking soda and salt. Mix well on medium-high speed. Stir in the remaining flour until blended. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Remove dough from refrigerator, and with a teaspoon, scoop out rounded measures of dough. Roll dough into balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass dipped in white sugar.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 11 minutes. Let stand for approximately for 30 seconds on cookie sheet before removing to cooling racks. Cool completely and store in airtight containers.

Nutrition Facts

257.8 calories; 3.4 g protein; 37.2 g carbohydrates; 37.4 mg cholesterol; 146.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2008
Delicious flavor but do NOT use 4 cups of flour or they will be dry (like a lot of the reviews have stated). I found that 3 cups is all you need. The dough is softer and they come out very chewy. I also subbed 1/4 cup brown sugar because I like a chewier cookie. I always use some whole wheat flour too. You can't even tell the difference in this cookie. Also do NOT overbake. I baked mine for no longer than 9 mins and they were just starting to firm up. That is the perfect time to take them out of the oven. With less flour and less baking time they are very chewy and flavorful! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/05/2010
A real disappointment. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2008
Delicious flavor but do NOT use 4 cups of flour or they will be dry (like a lot of the reviews have stated). I found that 3 cups is all you need. The dough is softer and they come out very chewy. I also subbed 1/4 cup brown sugar because I like a chewier cookie. I always use some whole wheat flour too. You can't even tell the difference in this cookie. Also do NOT overbake. I baked mine for no longer than 9 mins and they were just starting to firm up. That is the perfect time to take them out of the oven. With less flour and less baking time they are very chewy and flavorful! Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2008
Delicious flavor but do NOT use 4 cups of flour or they will be dry (like a lot of the reviews have stated). I found that 3 cups is all you need. The dough is softer and they come out very chewy. I also subbed 1/4 cup brown sugar because I like a chewier cookie. I always use some whole wheat flour too. You can't even tell the difference in this cookie. Also do NOT overbake. I baked mine for no longer than 9 mins and they were just starting to firm up. That is the perfect time to take them out of the oven. With less flour and less baking time they are very chewy and flavorful! Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2003
I made this recipe using blackstrap molasses for the molasses and substituted 4 ounces of applesauce for 4 of the tablespoons of butter. It is delicious. I also cooked them for 7 minutes instead of 11 at the recommended temperature. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2003
I am sorry but I truly enjoyed this recipe as did my children. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2006
Great texture...delicious! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/05/2010
A real disappointment. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2003
this is a great cookie! my kids looooooooved it as did my husband...it's a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2002
This dough was very crumbly and hard to work with when rolling the balls for the cookies. Maybe less flour would help. They were soft and tasted okay my 3 year old liked them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2003
this is the new famly favorite Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2004
I also found the dough dry crumbly and difficult to work with. I also found the cookies bland. Not worth the trouble. Read More
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