Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Soft molasses cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup molasses
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger

1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and egg until well blended. Stir in the molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and ginger; stir into the molasses mixture. Cover the dough and chill for at least 1 hour.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls then roll balls in white sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto cookie sheet.
3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

I love these cookies because they are easy, soft and they remind me of the holidays!


Amy said...

I haven't made coookies in awhile. Maybe I'll try theses.

Marsha said...

These look fun for the holidays -- never had them before.