If you could capture the feeling of Christmas in one cookie, this would be it. The flavor will remind you of a ginger cookie, but it’s even more delicious. The texture is soft inside and chewy for days after baking. Cinnamon, cloves, and ginger will make your home smell amazing!
- 1-½ cup Softened butter
- 2 cups Granulated sugar, and more for rolling
- 2 whole Eggs
- ½ cups Molasses
- 4 cups Flour
- 2 teaspoons Baking soda
- 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Ground clove
- 1 teaspoon Ginger
- 1 teaspoon Salt
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until well blended. Add the eggs and beat well. Add molasses, mix well.
Add the dry ingredients to a separate small bowl. Mix the dry ingredients well and add to the wet ingredients. Mix cookies until a stiff dough forms. Refrigerate 1 hour.
Shape into 1 inch balls, roll in additional sugar. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375ºF for 6-7 minutes. Let cool on a baking sheet for 3 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Cookies should be soft and chewy.
Makes 60 cookies.