(These cookies are meant to be soft and chewy, not crispy).
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
¼ cup unsulphured molasses
2 Tablespoons freshly grated lemon peel
¼ to ½ cup granulated white sugar
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 15 minutes. Then take out and roll rounded tablespoons of dough into 1 ¼ inch balls (approx.). Roll balls in granulated sugar and place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets(s). Bake just until puffed and cookies look dry---anywhere from 9 minutes to 14 minutes, depending on your oven. (Do not overbake or cookies will become hard). Carefully remove with metal spatula to wire rack to cool. Makes approximately 32 cookies.
I usually double this recipe when I make it, because those amounts are easier to work with. But--be prepared to make a lot of cookies.