Sunday, August 16, 2009

Spiced molasses cookies

2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses

In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and salt. Pour remaining 1/2 cup into a plate and set aside.

With an electric mixer, beat butter and remaining cup of sugar until combined. Beat in egg and then molasses until combined. Reduce speed to low; gradually mix in dry ingredients, just until a dough forms.

Pinch off and roll dough into balls, each about1 tablespoon. Roll balls in sugar to coat.

Arrange balls on baking sheets, about 3 inches apart. Bake in preheated oven at 350°For exactly 11 minutes. Cool 1 minute on baking sheets; transfer to racks to cool completely.

1 comment:

Kristen said...

These are some of my FAVORITE cookies. Now they are becoming sentimental to me because I associate them with my Aunt Joyce who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and barring a miracle won't be around much longer. Sorry to get morbid on your food blog...isn't it interesting how many memories we associate with food?