I made these for the apartment house last month. Soft, sweet and nicely spiced.
They must have liked them as much as we do, because the next day they were requested for December.
Soft Molasses Cookies - Makes over 2 dozen cookies.
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 +1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 Tablespoon baking soda
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
Sift together dry ingredients, set aside.
Cream butter and sugars.
Blend in egg and molasses.
Slowly add dry ingredients, mixing well.
Shape dough in balls, roll in sugar and flatten on un-greased cookie sheets.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
When cool, put in plastic bag to equalize moisture.
Good right out of the oven, but better after mellowing. They stay soft for at least a week; can't tell you any longer they are all gone.