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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Santa's Favorite Ginerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookies take a little more time to make, but this yummy Ginerbread recipe is worth every extra minute.  Gingerbread cookies are great during the winter time and it's one of Santa's favorite cookies to eat.  Santa eats at least one gingerbread cookie a day at his home in the North Pole because they're just so tasty!

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Serves: 48 Cookies
Ingredients

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
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup molasses
2 tablespoons white sugar
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