December 25, 2014

Molasses Cookies

As a kid, these cookies really confused me.  They tasted just like a gingerbread...but were in a circle.  And they were decorated with sugar...not icing.  Someone got lazy and didn't wanna cut out gingerbread men?

Not the case.  While they can satisfy a gingerbread craving with half the work, Molasses Cookies are not the same as Gingerbread Men.  

Mom and I usually don't make them, but in a close second place behind pitzzelles, these are my Grandma's second favorite cookies.  So we decided to whip up a batch this year.  What a daughter won't do for her mother.  

Molasses Cookies

by Simple and Sweet Creations
  • 3/4 cup margarine
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 4 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Mix all ingredients well. Chill dough at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350° F. Roll dough into balls and roll in white sugar.
Press down with fork and bake 10 to 12 minutes.

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