These might hit the spot...
2 1/4 c all-purpose flour
2 t baking soda
14 t sale
1 t cinnamon (I use 2x or more)
1 t ground ginger (I use 2x or more)
3/4 c softened butter
1 c packed, dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 c unsulphured molasses (I use the dark stuff, blackstrap?)
cooking spray (or whatever) for the baking sheets.
Preheat oven to 375. Line two baking sheets with parchment or foil, then grease/spray.
Sift together the dry ingredients. Cream together the butter and sugar, beat in egg, then molasses until smooth. Mix in flour mixture. Take 1/4 c cookie dough, roll it into a bowl (wet hands help), then roll in granulated sugar and place on baking sheet. Flatten ball slightly with your fingers. Bake for 12 minutes until firm to the touch. Allow to cool for a few minutes before transfering to a cooling rack.
My added touch - chopped candied ginger mixed into the dough for extra punch. YUM!
I also have been making use of:
for all the stuff I've been craving.