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Molasses Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. butter softened
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c. molasses
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1 c. raisins or 1/2 c. raisins and 1/2 c. chopped nuts

Instructions

  • Cream butter with sugar. Add in egg and molasses and beat with a mixer.
  • Sift in baking soda, flour, cinnamon, cloves and ginger and beat until mixed. Stir in raisins and nuts. Refrigerate until chilled.
  • Shape dough into 1" balls. Flatten on greased cookie sheet with bottom of a juice glass greased with butter and dipped in sugar (repeat sugar dipping often to avoid sticking.)
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until done. Bake less for a soft cookie and more for a crisper cookie – watch carefully. Makes 4 dozen.