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.
- 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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