During a big routine change it is nice to find a sweet treat in your brown bag lunch every once in a while. These tasty Molasses Spice Cookies will do the trick.
The Recipe: This recipe comes from Once A Month Meals, a cool website that features recipes which are good to prepare today and even better to make a freezer-full in advance.
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Serve With: Cuppa tea. Glass of milk. Sip of tawny port? Click on the photos to enlarge them and read the captions.
Recipe source: Once A Month Meals
Yield: Approx. 3 dozen cookies
- ¾ cup softened Butter
- 1 cup Sugar (this is the first portion of sugar out of 2 total for this recipe)
- 1 individual Egg
- ¼ cup Molasses
- 2 cups All-purpose Flour
- 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon Ground Ginger
- ½ teaspoon Ground Cloves
- ¼ cup Sugar (2nd portion of sugar out of 2 total)
- Using a stand mixer (or a hand mixer in a large bowl) cream the butter and 1 cup of sugar.
- Add egg and beat well. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
- Add molasses, mix well. Scrape down the sides.
- Combine flour, baking soda, salt and spices in another bowl. Add to creamed mixture and mix well.
- Chill dough for at least 6 hours.
- Shape the dough into 1-inch balls.
- Place ¼ cup of sugar in a medium bowl. Roll the dough balls in sugar so they’re thoroughly covered. Place two inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
- Allow cookies to cool for two minutes in the pan before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.