Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Ginger But Not So Snappy

More holiday cookies!  These taste like gingersnaps but are much softer.

Molasses Sugar Cookies

3/4 cup melted butter
1 cup surgar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Mix melted butter, sugar, molasses and egg; set aside.  Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and spices; add gradually to the first mixture.  Blend well.  Chill.  Form into one-inch balls; roll in granulated sugar and place on greased cookie sheets, two inches apart.  (Don't use a dark cookie sheet.)  Bake for 8 to 10 minutes and take them out when they are still slightly soft; be careful not to leave them in too long or the bottoms will burn.  Makes about four dozen.  Store in an airtight container to keep them from drying out.

"Cookies are made of butter and love."  ~Norwegian Proverb

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