Big Soft Ginger Cookies

3,705 Reviews 295 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
AMY1028
Recipe by  AMY1028

“These are just what they say: big, soft, gingerbread cookies. They stay soft, too. My oldest son's favorite.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 2 dozen

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and 1 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 ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.
  3. 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.

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Reviews (3,705)

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ANIA520
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ANIA520

One of the best cookies EVER. Made them for Xmas to bring to school. They sat untouched compared to all the extravagant other cookies, but I forced people to try them. The result: my friend held two cookies in each hand literally SHOVING them in his mouth because they all got eaten in five minutes; there was a mad rush to get them and needless to say I brought none back home. Only problem with the recipe I can see is that the dough is very sticky and hard to form in balls. My suggestion is to drop the dough directly into the sugar and then form the balls as the sugar coats the dough and allows you to roll it. Also, I used a tablespoon of orange juice instead of water to bring out the ginger flavor and it worked extremely well.

Dhana
1649

Dhana

These cookies are delicious!! They are also easy to make but you need to let the mix sit for a good 40-50 minutes before rolling into cookie form, otherwise you'll just be playing with a big gooey mess. I wish I knew that before I got my hands in it.

OSHUNS
1365

OSHUNS

these cookies are very tasty, granted, yes. however, i was terribly annoyed to find that i had big gingerbread balls because of the directive: lightly flatten cookie. you need to really flatten the cookie out to get a result like that in the photo. i would make them again, and will really squash em down.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 143 cal
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs
  • 21.1 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 147 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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