Ginger Cookies

  • Yield 4 dozen

These simple cookies make a great after-dinner snack.


1 1/2 cups margarine, melted
1/2 cup molasses
2 cups sugar
2 -- eggs
4 cups flour
4 teaspoons soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cloves
-- sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.  Add molasses, sugar and eggs to the margarine.  Beat well.  Sift together and add to this mixture flour, soda and spices.  Refrigerate the dough for several hours.   Make into small balls.  Roll in sugar.  Bake until firm or brown, about 8 to 10 minutes.


Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Hampton Roads Virginia Hospitality (Junior League of Hampton Roads, Inc., Newport News, Virginia, 1975).



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