After preheating the oven to 375˚F beat 6 oz of butter and 1 1/4 C of brown sugar in a bowl until it has a smooth consistency. Add in 1 egg and beat the mixture well. Next, place 2 cups of flour, 1/2 C of chopped pecans (optional), 2 TSP of baking soda, 1/2 TSP of salt, 1/2 TSP of ginger and 1/2 TSP of cinnamon (optional) in a separate bowl and mix well. Finally, add the dry ingredients to your butter and sugar mixture and beat until everything is combined.
When finished, drop small spoonfuls of the dough onto an un-greased baking sheet and bake until the edges and/or the tops of the cookies are just brown, about 8 to 11 minutes.