½ cupfarina can substitute cream of wheat (uncooked)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.
In electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Mix in egg, molasses and fresh grated ginger.
In separate large bowl, stir together dry ingredients then mix in with wet ingredients in mixer. Chill in refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Drop by tablespoons onto greased cookie sheets.
Bake for about 10 minutes or until cookie center are set. Remove from oven; let cool on cookie sheets for a minute before removing to cooling rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container for up to a week.