Old-fashioned molasses cookies recipe straight from Great-Grandma’s kitchen. Easy recipe for a delicious soft and chewy homemade cookie
3/4 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar + 1/4 cup to roll cookies in
1/4 cup dark molasses
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
In a large bowl beat together the butter and 1 cup 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 at least 20 minutes.
Form dough into 1 inch balls, roll each in sugar, place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, until cookies have just set. Allow to cool 1 minute on sheet and then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
To make Gingerbread, just cut 1/4 cup butter and increase the molasses.
Keywords: old-fashioned molasses cookie, blackstrap molasses cookie