3/4 cup butter, softened 1 cup white sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup mild molasses 2 1/2 cups flour 2 tsp baking soda 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup white sugar for coating
Cream together butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add egg and beat well. Stir in molasses until blended and smooth.
In another bowl combine the dry ingredients (except for the final 1/4 cup of sugar).
Add creamed mixture to flour mixture, and mix until no dry flour remains. Roll into one inch balls.
Roll each ball in sugar and place on a greased cookie sheet about 1 and 1/2 to 2 inches apart. Do NOT flatten. Bake for 10 minutes at 350F and allow to slightly cool before removing from the cookie sheet.