With a mixer beat butter and fresh ginger for about 4 minutes, add brown sugar until combined, then add molasses until combined
In a small bowl, dissolve baking soda in boiling water.
Preheat oven to 325. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and roll each ball through a bowl of the turbinado sugar. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheets ( use parchement paper or spray with butter). Refrigerate baking sheets with cookies for about 10 minutes, then slide into oven and bake about 12-15 minutes.