Chewy Molasses Cookies
Recipe type: Cookie
  • ¾ cup Butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ cup white sugar
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar and egg until smooth.
  2. Add the molasses. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves and ginger.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and remove the dough from the fridge.
  7. If the dough seems overly sticky, add more flour a tablespoon at a time until the dough comes together and it can form into a ball that holds it's shape.
  8. Place the white sugar in a shallow bowl or on a plate with a rim.
  9. Roll the dough into two inch balls and roll them around in the white sugar to coat.
  10. Place cookies unto an ungreased cookie sheet spaced about 2 inches apart.
  11. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until the tops are just cracked. For an even chewier cookie, bake a little less- maybe 7 minutes.
  12. Cool completely on a wire rack. Makes about 2 dozen.
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