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Favorite Molasses Cookies

 Favorite Molasses Cookies
Favorite Molasses Cookies, from Marjorie Jenkins of Lees Summit, Missouri, are chewy inside, crisp outside.
36 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in molasses and egg. Combine
  • dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture. Chill for 1 hour
  • or until firm.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls; place on greased baking sheets. Press flat
  • with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or
  • until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 6 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 89 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 81 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.