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Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies!

 


I get asked a lot about a good recipe for an "Old Fashioned Molasses Cookie" and I love anything with molasses in it so here you go!!!   These cookies are a delicious soft cookie with a slightly crisp crust and just hint of spice in them.  They remind me a bit of a spiced tea cake!  Speaking of tea, these would be great with a cup of hot tea!!!  

Even thought these cookies are an "old fashioned" recipe, all ages seem to love them.  My son has loved this sort of cookie since he was a little boy!    These are perfect cookies for the holidays to fill out your cookie tray!

Here is what you will need:

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
3/4 cup butter (softened to room temperature)
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves 
sugar  (for rolling cookies in)


In a mixing bowl, beat the white sugar, the brown sugar, molasses and egg together until blended.  Add the butter and beat until creamed together.  

Sift all of the dry ingredients together until blended.   Gradually add to the creamed mixture.  Mix well.  Place in the refrigerator to chill.

  

When you are ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees.   Scoop the cookies out in one inch balls and roll them in sugar, then place on a greased cookie sheet or a cookie sheet covered in nonstick foil or parchment paper.  You can also lightly spray the foil or parchment paper with nonstick spray. 
 
If the dough starts to get warm, chill what is left to make it easier to work with.

Bake for 8-9 minutes for a slightly chewy, soft cookie!  


Allow to cool slightly and then remove to a plate with a spatula! 


These are great cookies for the holidays or anytime you just want an old fashioned treat!!

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