No molasses for ginger snaps? No problem.
2 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp ground ginger (I know it sounds like a lot, but just trust me)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar + 2 Tbsps sugar (set aside)
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup honey
Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and honey. Gradually stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture. Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven at 350°.