One of my darling nieces enjoys my cookies. I love to bake them and give her a bag full of her requested ones. It’s been too long since I’ve made any, so I guess she got tired of waiting.
As requested for the recipe, here it is My Darling.
- 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
- 3/4 cup margarine, softened (could use butter)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon orange juice (could use water)
- 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 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the orange juice 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 ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
- If you don’t have a sifter, mix the flour mixture with a whisk
- Orange juice helps intensify the molasses flavour, you could replace with water
- Before measuring the molasses, I sprayed the measuring cup with cooking spray so the molasses would slide out easily