How many times do I hear myself say, "where is that big orange binder?" or "has anyone seen that big orange binder?" The big orange binder has been accumulating recipes, kinspiration & original recipe cards tucked into plastic sleeves for my entire-almost-forty year existence. "The Big Orange Binder" is an organization attempt. It's a recipe with a story neatly packaged in a place where I'll always be able to find the ever-elusive . . . Big Orange Binder.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Yea.  Found this recipe under the silverware drawer with notes "yum" and "oh yes" on it.  I vaguely remember.  In the spirit of organization, I'm putting it here . . . with "cookies" . . . where it belongs.  Not under the silver ware drawer.

Original notes say it's from Amy Sacha.  Give credit where credit is due . . . but I don't know Amy and I have no other source.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Makes:  24 cookies

2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup margarine, soft
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp water
1/4 molasses
2 tsp white sugar (for rolling)

1. Preheat to 350
2.  Sift together: flour, ginger, soda, cinnamon, cloves & salt.  Set aside.
3.  In a large bowl, cream together:  margarine & sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg. Stir in water and molasses.  Gradually add the sifted dry ingredients & mix completely.
4.  Shape into balls.  Roll in sugar.
5.  Place on cookie sheet, 2" apart.  Flatten slightly.
6.  Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Allow to cool just slightly then remove to a wire rack or towel to cool.

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