Mom's Molasses Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter (softened – do not melt)
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses (I use dark, but you can use light if you prefer)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Preparation

1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2
Combine sugar and butter in a medium bowl and mix on low-speed until blended (creamed).
3
Mix in egg and molasses to sugar mixture until blended.
4
Add the remaining ingredients and mix until blended.
5
Drop by the spoonful (or use a cookie dough scoop) on a nonstick baking sheet (I prefer Williams Sonoma’s nonstick goldtouch cookie sheets – they’re a little pricy, but I’ve had mine for three years and they work perfectly, no sticking, no mess and just a wipe down to clean). I put 6-9 cookies per sheet.
6
Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes.

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This is a family favorite for us. Mom’s molasses cookies are a great offset to chocolate and sugar cookies, are fast, easy, and just downright good (I sometimes get caught eating them for breakfast).

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1.0 servings

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Monday, December 21, 2009 - 10:05am

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