2 cups flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup molasses
1/2 cup butter
2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp salt
dash black pepper
1/4 cup white sugar (for rolling)
In a large bowl cream butter and brown sugar. Add molasses and egg. Mix well.
In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, salt, and spices.
Slowly mix in dry ingredients with wet. The dough will be soft. Using a spoon, scoop out about 2 teaspoons of dough. Roll into a ball then roll in white sugar. Place on a cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.
Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until puffy and edges just begin to dry. These cookies are very soft!
The dough also freezes well. I separated the dough into 6 parts, then wrapped each in plastic wrap and put it in the freezer - just enough in each package for us to enjoy cookies after dinner.