Soft cookies, with a touch of spice.

Janet
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Ingredients

60
Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • Cream the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in molasses and eggs. Stir in vanilla. Sift together the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Gradually stir into the butter mixture. Lightly cover a piece of wax paper with sugar. Drop tablespoon-sized pieces of dough onto paper and coat with sugar.

  • Bake 14 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Let cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

84.5 calories; 1.1 g protein; 12.7 g carbohydrates; 14.3 mg cholesterol; 39.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (36)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2002
These cookies are a little less sweet than the usual molasses/ginger/spice cookie so they're great with cocoa egg nog or other sweet drinks. We made ours rolled in powdered sugar and about half the size in the directions. They end up like little spice cakes very cute and welcomed at the office. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/28/2010
Im really not sure what I did wrong. I just went back & read all the reviews again & everyone loved these cookies. I do not. I read & re-read the recipe. I followed it to a T. My batter was so dry I only made 24 out of the 60 cookies it was supposed to make. It wouldnt roll together & I got frustrated with it. I think this is a travesty in my house! Unheard of! Read More
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53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2002
These cookies are a little less sweet than the usual molasses/ginger/spice cookie so they're great with cocoa egg nog or other sweet drinks. We made ours rolled in powdered sugar and about half the size in the directions. They end up like little spice cakes very cute and welcomed at the office. Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2002
These cookies are a little less sweet than the usual molasses/ginger/spice cookie so they're great with cocoa egg nog or other sweet drinks. We made ours rolled in powdered sugar and about half the size in the directions. They end up like little spice cakes very cute and welcomed at the office. Read More
(25)
Rating: 2 stars
12/28/2010
Im really not sure what I did wrong. I just went back & read all the reviews again & everyone loved these cookies. I do not. I read & re-read the recipe. I followed it to a T. My batter was so dry I only made 24 out of the 60 cookies it was supposed to make. It wouldnt roll together & I got frustrated with it. I think this is a travesty in my house! Unheard of! Read More
(24)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2003
My husband and kids loved these cookies. I also "thumb printed" a portion of the cookies and filled them with jam. My house smelled wonderful of ginger and spice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2003
Awesome recipe! Makes big fat flavorful cookies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2006
I love making these cookies at Christmas time! Don't flatten them or overbake them though! They really are some of the best ginger cookies because they stay nice and soft! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2002
These cookies were really easy to make and yummy. My husband who normally doesn't like Ginger Cookies even liked them. They are best warm from the oven. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2009
Delicious and simple these came out better than I expected! I pressed them down a little bit and them came out with a crispy shell and soft inside. Even the bf who doesn't like sweets and only crunchy cookies declared these his new favorite. I sprayed the measuring cup with Pam before measuring the molasses so it wouldn't stick. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2006
These are a great soft spicy cookie and they disappeared in no time. A terrific Christmas cookie. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/18/2003
I think that this was not as I expected. The cookies were dry and I was hoping for something moist. My mother made a ginger cookie which was similar to this one after I added a whole lot more liquid. Read More
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