|chad made me take this picture with the cookies, haha|
Big Soft Ginger Cookies
slightly adapted from Allrecipes
2 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 butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon orange juice (water if you’re in a pinch)
1/4 cup molasses
2 tablespoons white sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sift flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt together and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the orange juice and molasses. Stir dry ingredients into the molasses mixture. Shape dough into balls, and roll them in the remaining sugar. Place the cookies 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 them.