Ruby’s Ginger Cookies



Ruby’s Ginger Cookies, from Murder in Devil’s Cove


3/4 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1/4 cup molasses

2 1/4 flour

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp salt

Sugar to roll the cookies in


Preheat oven to 350°

  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and molasses.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients.
  3. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar mixture. Combine well.
  4. Roll dough into 3 inch balls. Roll in sugar to coat and place on uncreased cookie/baking sheet.
  5. Bake until cookies puff up slightly and are lightly browned, approximately 10-12 minutes.