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Molasses Sugar Cookie
3/4 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (original recipe called for cloves, but I don’t care for cloves so I substitute nutmeg)
In a large bowl beat together the butter and sugar until creamy. Add molasses and egg, beating until well blended.
In medium bowl, blend flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger; add to molasses mixture, mix well. Cover and chill.
Form dough into 1 inch balls, roll each in sugar, place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Let stand 1 minute before removing. Makes around 5 dozen. (I tend to get 3 dozen, but they’re so good I like a bigger cookie)
To make Gingerbread, just cut 1/4 cup butter and increase the molasses.
These are a soft, melt in your mouth, one is never enough kind of cookie. Enjoy!
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