Molasses Cookies

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These spicy old-fashioned cookies have a rich flavor from the molasses and spice from the cloves, ginger and cinnamon.
  • Prep15 min |
  • Total25 min |
  • Serves24 Cookies

Ingredients

    • 12 tablespoons butter
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/4 cup molasses
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 whole egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F

Melt butter, add sugar and molasses, and mix thoroughly. Lightly beat egg and add to butter mixture, blend well

Sift flour with spices, salt and baking soda, and add to butter mixture; mix. Batter will be wet. 

Lay a sheet of foil on a cookie sheet. Drop tablespoons of cookie batter on foil, leaving 3-inches between the cookies. These will spread during the baking.

Bake until cookies start to darken. 8 to 10 minutes Remove from oven while still soft. Let cool on foil.
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