Ingredients 3/4 cup margarine, softened 1 cup white sugar 1/4 cup maple syrup 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour ( I used my all purpose gluten free flour blend) 1/3 cup water 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 4 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons white sugar Directions 1)In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. 2)Stir in the molasses. 3)Mix the water and baking soda and stir. 4)Sift together the flour, salt, and dry spices; add gradually to the sugar-margarine mixture. 5)Gradually stir the sifted ingredients, along with the ginger and raisins, into the molasses mixture. 6)Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. 7)(The dough may be too soft to handle at this point- I suggest either adding a bit of flour, or refrigerating for 20 minutes[or even overnight]). 8)Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.
I also froze most of the dough in logs, slice off a few cookies at a time, and bake them for a few minutes extra.
The dough tastes gross raw, but is excellent baked! 9Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes.