2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup full flavor molasses
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
1/2 cup chopped sweetened dried cranberries
Turbinado (raw) sugar
Heat oven to 350°F.
Combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, salt and cloves in bowl; set aside.
Combine sugar and butter in another bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add molasses, egg and orange zest; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour mixture gradually to butter mixture, beating at low speed after each addition. Stir in cranberries.
Place turbinado sugar into small bowl. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls; dip tops into sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10-13 minutes or until set.
Turbinado sugar is a coarse raw sugar that is blond in color with s delicate molasses flavor. It adds a special sparkle to baked goods when sprinkled on before baking.