I got a tiny bit creative and didn't follow the list of ingredients fully as I didn't have all the things I needed at home and didn't feel the need to add extra sugar to the cookies before putting them in the oven.
Another great thing about all recipes is that you can change the measurements from metric to US measurements and back again.
All you need is:
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour (I used spelled flour?)
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves (didn't use these as I didn't have ground cloves)
3/4 cups margarine
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon water (I used like four)
1/4 cup molasses (I used simple brown sugar)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons white sugar (didn't use this either)
First off preheat the oven to 350 degrees (175°Celcius). Then in a bowl you put together the flour, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, salt and normally the ground cloves. This you then leave on the side as you'll need it later.
Personally I don't think it makes such a difference and if it helps my dad's already had a cookie and said it was delicious :D