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Yvonne's Molasses Spice Cookies - Recipe 2

Yvonne's Molasses Spice Cookies - Recipe 2
by Yvonne Gniewecki, Cookie Club Member
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Category: Desserts, Cookies
Prep Time: 15 Minutes (chill 1 hour)
Level: Easy to Bake
Yield: 4 - 5 Dozen Cookies

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1 c. butter (not margarine), softened
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 egg
3/4 c. molasses
3 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. nutmeg
Small amount of sugar for coating cookies


In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and egg until well blended. Stir in the molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda and spices; stir into the molasses mixture. Cover the dough and chill for at least 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets. Roll the dough into walnut-sized balls and roll in sugar to coat. Place the cookies 2-inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.