This recipe is actually from Teri.  A sister in our ward made this for young women’s.  Eric brought some home.  With a hit of molasses, these  cookies do stay soft, they are rolled in sugar and crack on top while they bake.  You might want to double the batch, they are yummy.3/4

Soft Ginger Cookies

Soft Ginger Cookies

Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter or shortening or do half of each or butter flavored Crisco
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Mix butter or shortening and sugar together.
  • Add egg and molasses and blend well.
  • In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt. Use a whisk to combine.
  • Add flour mixture to butter mixture a little at a time until incorporated. Blend well and then chill for 1 hour in refrigerator.
  • Remove from refrigerator and form into 1 inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar.
  • Place on a greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees.
  • Let cool a couple of minutes on cookie sheet, remove and let completely cool.


I have only used unsalted butter.


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